Call for Special Issues Editor

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Call for Special Issues Editor

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

30 June 2021

About the Role

The co-editors of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Janet Wilson and Chris Ringrose, are currently seeking to expand the editorial team with an associate editor responsible for the management of Special Issues. This is a larger than usual editorial role that will require oversight of 3-4 special issues of the journal each year. The Special Issues Editor will be working with the co-editors and the JPW team to collectively manage any editing requirements and ensure quality control. Appropriate remuneration will be made.

The role will require dealing with proposals for special issues, communicating with guest editors, arranging for articles (typically nine per issue and about three to five for a 'special focus') to be reviewed externally, ensuring the schedule is adhered to, and that all requirements for production (e.g. cover image, abstracts, notes on contributors, contact addresses) are met.

This exciting position will be attractive to scholars at all career stages. It will offer opportunity to work with the editorial team of JPW, to engage in dialogue with scholars world-wide, and to encounter new approaches or topics as well as theoretical, disciplinary developments in the postcolonial field. Experience with editing, publishing and team work would be an advantage, as would well-developed communication skills.

For more information about the Journal of Postcolonial Writing see the Taylor & Francis website (

Recent Special Issues include:

57.3 (2021) European Peripheries

57.2 (2021) The Work of Han Suyin

57.1 (2021) Special Focus on Liminal Diasporas

56.5 (2020) Writing Brexit: Colonial Remains

56.4 (2020) Challenging Precarity

56.2 (2020) New Zealand and the Globalization of Culture

55.6 (2019) Diasporic Trajectories

55.3 (2019) Special Focus on Postcolonial Sexualities

55.2 (2019) Special Focus on Eco Fictions

55.6 (2019) Refugee Literature

Interested in applying?

For all enquiries, please write with a brief statement of why you think you are suitable for this post and submit with a two-page CV to ([email protected]) and ([email protected]).

A briefing for Guest Editors and flow chart that give a flavour of what the post involves can be sent on request.

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2021

JPW is devoted to the study of literary and cultural texts produced in various postcolonial locations around the world. It explores the interface between postcolonial writing, postcolonial and related critical theories, and the economic, political and cultural forces that shape contemporary global developments. In addition to criticism focused on literary fiction, drama and poetry, we publish theoretically-informed articles on a variety of genres and media, including film, performance and other cultural practices, which address issues of relevance to postcolonial studies. In particular we seek to promote diasporic voices, as well as creative and critical texts from various national or global margins.