Call for Submissions: Italian Americana – Historical and Cultural Review
The journal Italian Americana is currently seeking scholarly and creative submissions for its Winter 2017 issue. Scholarly articles in any discipline related to the topic of the Italian experience in America are welcomed (history, social sciences, literary criticism, arts and humanities, etc.), as are original works of poetry, fiction, memoir and creative non-fiction. If submitting a creative work, the writer must be of Italian-American heritage (on either side of the family). Italian Americana is a double-blind peer-review journal that has previously published the works of scholars such as Donna Gabaccia “and Stefano Luconi, poets Dana Gioia, Sandra Gilbert, Peter Covino and Kim Addonizio, and fiction writers Rita Ciresi and Nancy Carbonia.
Founded in 1974 by Richard Gambino, together with Ernest Falbo and Bruno Arcudi, the journal was first published at Queens College, City University of New York. In 1989 Italian Americana’s founders turned over the publication and editorship to Carol Bonomo Albright, who published the journal at the University of Rhode Island up until her retirement in the spring of 2015. Italian Americana is now housed at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH. Although the journal has undergone several changes in editorial leadership, its mission has remained consistent since its original founding — i.e. to publish scholarly and creative works that explore the topic of Italian Americanness from a wide variety of perspectives. Italian Americana today maintains its long tradition of printing innovative articles by historians, social scientists, literary critics, and visual artists, among others, as well as presenting original works of fiction, poetry, and memoir.
Submissions should be emailed by October 1, 2016 to be considered for publication in the Winter 2017 issue. For more detailed information on the journal’s mission and its guidelines for authors, please consult the website.