Call for Submissions — Western Folklore

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About Western Folklore

Western Folklore (ISSN 0043-373X), the journal of the Western States Folklore Society (formerly California Folklore Society), is published quarterly in winter, spring, summer, and fall. Founded in 1942, it has become the leading American journal devoted to the description and analysis of regional, national, and international folklore and custom. Subscribers include professional and amateur folklorists, anthropologists, sociologists, and historians, as well as libraries, historical societies, and folk art museums. 

Call for Submissions

We are currently seeking to develop a pipeline of high-quality submissions for our upcoming volumes. Submissions are encouraged from all fields as long as they deal substantively with folklore, folklife, the discipline or history of folklore, folklore theory, or other topics related to expressive human behavior anywhere in the world. Submissions that address folklore as informed by any academic field, methodological approach, or theoretical perspective shall be considered.

The journal publishes research articles and book/exhibit/media reviews in print, which are also made available in full-text online through a variety of research databases. Proposals for special issues will be considered at the discretion of the editor. 

June 15, 2018 is the deadline for submissions to be published in Vol. 77, No. 4 (Winter 2018) and September 15, 2018 is the deadline for submissions to be published in Vol. 78, No. 1 (Spring, 2019). Papers should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length.

For queries, please email the editor, Anthony Bak Buccitelli, directly at For review proposals, please contact

For further information about the journal and its submission process, visit WF’s website at: