Calling for Special Issue Topics/Editors

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Here at Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies, we're looking for scholars interested in editing a special topics section.

Quarterly Horse is a non-profit, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal associated with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Studies Association.  We publish brief, scholarly essays on American culture, essays that are no more than 1,500 words in length—exclusive of notes and works cited.

Starting with Volume 5 (2021), we’ll be including a special section focused on a topic proposed by, well, you. Submit an idea by 19 February 2021 for a section for which you’d like to serve as guest editor. Your proposal should include your rationale for the topic, a short bibliography of significant works in the subfield, a list of scholars we should consider for reviewing submissions, a draft of the CFP for the section, and your CV. The timeline for the 2021 special section will be:

• 19 February, proposals for special sections due;
• 19 March, guest editor and topic selected;
• 15 April, CFP published;
• 1 September, Submissions due;
• 21 December, first special section published as part of Volume 5.

Please submit your proposals to:

Kreg Abshire, Editor
Quarterly Horse

Please label the subject of your email proposal Special Section Proposal.

Please take a look at the journal,; and let me know if you have any questions,




Kreg Abshire, Ph.D.

Department of English and Fine Arts

United States Air Force Academy

Editor, Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies