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International Comics Journal

Beginning in early 2020, Black Ship seeks to offer a platform for emergent voices in the academic realm of comics studies. The International Comics Journal, in collaboration with graduate students at leading universities in the UK and the US, will provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of ideas from established art and literary critics and comics scholars, as well as thought-provoking commentary from journalistic voices in the industry. The Journal seeks in particular articles that engage heavily with literary and narrative theory, as well as recent developments in medical humanities, disability studies, and postcolonial criticism.

Submissions should follow either MLA or Chicago style guidelines, and should be rigorous enough for publication in an academic journal. Either finished articles or pitches may be directed to Please include a brief CV and mention of past publications.

Deadline: Rolling submissions