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CFP: Bible and Contemporary Fiction

CFP: Bible and Contemporary Fiction

Bible and Contemporary Fiction

deadline for submissions: 

March 1, 2025

full name / name of organization: 

Postscripts – Special Issue

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Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts, one of the major global publications exploring the reception history of religious texts, is making plans for a special issue devoted to the Bible and Contemporary Fiction

I will serve as the guest editor.

I hope to feature 4-6 essays (8000 words each, including references) on how biblical patterns, themes, and trajectories surface in works of contemporary fiction, broadly construed, from the non-western as well as western world.

Possible authors include, but are not restricted to, the following: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; J. M. Coetzee; Shusaku Endo; Jon Fosse; Neil Giffiths; Yaa Gyasi; Kathy Hepinstall; Daniel Hornsby; Paul Lynch; Kei Miller; Tova Mirvis; Anya Krugovoy Silver; Elizabeth Strout; and, Monica West

The journal’s managing editor and I have scheduled the issue for 2025. 

Postscripts publishes two issues annually. If we all agree to the first issue of 2025, submissions would be needed by March 2025 to allow for peer review and production.

Questions and abstracts should be sent to by August 31, 2024.