Call For Papers

Submit Your Scholarship to Contemporary Literature


CL seeks scholarly essays on post–World War II literature written in English which offer scope, supply a new dimension to conventional approaches, or transform customary ways of leading writers.

Recent articles include


CL welcomes interviews that focus on an author’s writing, pursue and elaborate a line of questioning and response, and provide insight into central aspects of the writer’s significance.

Past interviews have featured writers such as: Dorothy Allison, Rae Armantrout, Edwidge Danticat, Yaa Gyasi, Brenda Hillman, Rachael Kushner, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Afaa Michael Weaver, and Charles Yu