Projections: new submission formats

Dear Colleagues,

Projections now invites submissions in a variety of formats. Please see the details below (which will be posted to the website soon and printed in the forthcoming issue), and spread the word to your colleagues.



Projections Submission Information for Contributors


Projections invites and considers for publication submissions in the following formats:

(a) Article. Submissions in this category may include close analyses of individual works, theoretical reviews or meta-theoretical projects, historical investigations, analysis of film corpora, original empirical research, or data-driven analysis of films. Articles should be 6,000 to 8,000 words, including notes and references.

(b) Discussion piece. This category is for short papers that critically discuss and advance debate around articles recently published in Projections. Authors of the article that is the target of a proposed discussion piece will be invited to reply, and a discussion piece will normally only be published if the author of the original article accepts the invitation to reply. Discussion pieces should not exceed 3,000 words, including notes and references.

(c) Symposia. Symposia pieces are for brief, targeted discussions (3 to 8 individual papers) of either a topic of recent interest or a significant publication of Projections or a “target article” specifically written to be discussed in Projections. In the former case, symposia will include a précis of the external publication. Individual symposia pieces should not exceed 4,000 words, including notes and references.

(d) Book reviews and review essays. Book reviews should not exceed 2,000 words, including notes and references, which should be minimal. Review essays, which discuss two or three recently published books on a related topic, should not exceed 5,000 words.

Please note: Prospective authors of symposia, book reviews, or review essays should send proposals only to the relevant editor. Proposals for symposia should include a précis or complete target article where relevant, abstracts of all the individual pieces, and briefs bios of contributors.

Authors should submit articles and inquiries or proposals for symposia to the editor, Ted Nannicelli, at Prospective authors of book reviews or review essays should send inquiries to associate editor, Aaron Taylor, at


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