• Deadline for submissions

    Colloquy is presently seeking unsolicited submissions submissions for its 28th issue, which will be a general issue and will be published in December 2014.

    The deadline for submissions for Issue 28 is 30 June 2014. Further submission guidelines can be found below.

    Issue 27 will be published in July/August 2014.

    Accepted material

    We will consider the following academic material

    • Articles
    • Book reviews and revew articles
    • Translations
    • Opinion essays
    • Creative writing
    • Poetry

    All articles, review articles and translations will be blind-refereed by two academics working in appropriate fields for assessment to ensure the originality and currency of the journal, and to maintain a high standard of critical writing.

    Who can submit material?

    Submissions are accepted from current postgraduate students, recent graduates and academics working in the areas of:

    • critical theory and philosophy,
    • literary and cultural studies,
    • film and television studies,
    • communications and media studies.
    • performance studies

    How to submit material to Colloquy

    Submission format

    Colloquy only accepts submissions electronically in Document (.DOC) format. Manuscripts should be double spaced and set in 12 point Times New Roman. Please include page numbers and do not include anything that would identify the author.

    Referencing should conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, using endnotes with full bibliographical details (no list of works cited). Colloquy uses Australian spelling and double quotation marks.

    Submission guidelines


    Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. No articles shorter that 3500 are accepted. Longer articles will be considered.

    Review articles should be at least 2000 words long. Please provide a title, as well as in the subtitle a full reference to the book(s) reviewed, which includes the ISBN number. For reference to the reviewed book use in-text parentheses without further clarification, e.g. (80). Use endnotes for all other references.

    Translations (with a scholarly introduction) of literary works, poetry, as well as theoretical works in the journal’s areas of interest will be considered for publication. The scholarly introduction should be at least 1000 words. It is the responsibility of the translator to obtain the translation rights. All translations should be submitted with a copy of the original text translated.

    Not blind-refereed

    Reviews should not be longer than 1500 words. Please avoid using a title. Instead, the title should be a full reference to the book(s) reviewed, including the ISBN number. For references to the reviewed book use in-text parentheses without further clarification, e.g. (80). Preferably avoid references to other sources, and hence avoid endnotes.

    Creative writing or poetry submissions by emerging authors are also accepted.

    Visual materials

    Submissions may be accompanied by images, but it is the author’s responsibility to obtain copyright for publication. Images should be submitted in:

    • JPG or TIF format
    • print resolution (300 dpi)

    Sending submissions

    Submissions are accepted in soft copy via email only.

    Along with your soft copy attachment in DOC or RTF format, you must supply the following information within your email:

    1. Clearly state that “the material submitted is not under simultaneous consideration for any other publication”
    2. The author’s institutional affiliation
    3. The author’s correspondence address
    4. A short abstract of the submission (up to 150 words)
    5. Up to five key words
    6. A short biography of the author (optional)

    All submissions should be emailed to the Colloquy editors.