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Callaloo

Editor :

Charles Henry Rowell

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Volume
41 (2018)
Frequency:
Frequency
5 issues
Callaloo, the premier journal of literature, art, and culture of the African Diaspora, publishes original work by and about writers and visual artists of African descent worldwide. Recently ranked 13th in Every Writer's Resource's Top 50 Literary Magazines, Callaloo offers an engaging mixture of fiction, poetry, critical articles, interviews, drama, and visual art. Frequent annotated bibliographies, special issues dedicated to major writers and literary, social, and cultural themes, and full-color, original artwork and photography are some of the features of this highly acclaimed…
Callaloo, the premier journal of literature, art, and culture of the African Diaspora, publishes original work by and about writers and visual artists of African descent worldwide. Recently ranked 13th in Every Writer's Resource's Top 50 Literary Magazines, Callaloo offers an engaging mixture of fiction, poetry, critical articles, interviews, drama, and visual art. Frequent annotated bibliographies, special issues dedicated to major writers and literary, social, and cultural themes, and full-color, original artwork and photography are some of the features of this highly acclaimed international showcase of arts and letters. Annual subscriptions now include a fifth issue titled Callaloo Art.
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Volume
41 (2018)
Frequency
5 issues
ISSN
Print: 1080-6512
Online: 0161-2492

The Editorial Office for Callaloo is not accepting submissions at this time.  This page will be updated when new information is available.

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Callaloo Peer Review Policy

Callaloo, founded in 1976 by its reigning editor, Charles Henry Rowell,is the premier literary and cultural journal of the African Diaspora. Sponsored by Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and published five times a year by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, Maryland, Callalooserves to exhibit, preserve, critique, and promote African Diaspora literary and visual culture. For nearly forty years, Callaloo has showcased original work by and about writers and visual artists of African descent worldwide, offering an engaging mixture of fiction, poetry, critical articles, inter­views, drama, and visual art. With the addition of Callaloo Art, journal subscrib­ers now receive a fifth issue each year that is devoted to African Diaspora visual art and culture. Volumes of Callaloo include Special Issues or Special Sections within issues that are devoted to a single author or topic. Guest Editors are invited to work alongside the Editor and his staff to help with the publication of these projects. Previous Special Issues and Special Sections have covered authors and topics such as Édouard Glissant, Hip-Hop Music and Cul­ture, Ben Okri, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Ethio­pia: Literature, Art, and Culture, and the Neo-Slave Narrative Genre.

Callaloo accepts original submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, interviews, nonfiction essays, short fiction, poetry, drama, and visual art. Please see our author’s guidelines for details: https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/callaloo/author-guidelines. All scholarly and creative submissions are sent out for blind review by experts in the fields of African Diaspora literature and culture. 

All submissions made to the journal are considered final drafts. In order to honor our publisher's production schedule, manuscripts accepted for publication in Callaloo must be forwarded to our Production Editor immediately, allowing contributors no time to make revisions. Before submitting a manuscript, contributors should be sure that the manuscript being uploaded is the version to appear in print. Please do not send revisions during the time a manuscript is being reviewed; those revisions will not be considered during the review process. Throughout the calendar year, authors who have submitted manuscripts to Callaloomay track the status of their submissions at any time. Authors will be contacted after the review process, which takes from two months to one year, on average.

Manuscripts submitted to Callalooshould not be currently under review by another journal or by a book-length publication. We do not accept simultaneous submissions. Moreover, we do not accept any unsolicited material that has been previously published.

Editor

Charles Henry Rowell

Managing Editor

Kelley A. Robbins

Program Coordinator

Hannah McMurry

Production Editor

Kathryn B. Karasek

Associate Editors

Kimberly Black
Vievee Francis
Ravi Howard
Maaza Mengiste
Gregory Pardlo
Carl Phillips
Marlon B. Ross
Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr.
Tracy K. Smith
Salamishah Tillet
Steven F. White
Dagmawi Woubshet

Assistants to the Editor

Omari Malik Amn
Óscar Berrió
Simone Brown
Julius B. Fleming, Jr.
Amber Foster
Jarvis C. McInnis
Stephanie Wasson

Contributing and Advisory Editors

GerShun Avilez
Faedra C. Carpenter
Herman Carrillo
Maryse Condé
Huey Copeland
Edwidge Danticat
Carole Boyce Davies
Toi Derricotte
Rita Dove
Brent Hayes Edwards
Thomas Sayers Ellis
Percival Everett
Susan Fraiman
Ernest J. Gaines
Thomas Glave
Kendra Hamilton
Major Jackson
Shona N. Jackson
Jamaica Kincaid
Yusef Komunyakaa
Helen Elaine Lee
Koritha Mitchell
Valerie Cassel Oliver
Caroline Rody
Natasha Trethewey
Olympia Vernon
Derek Walcott
Alvia J. Wardlaw
Melvin White, JD
John Edgar Wideman
Ivy Wilson
Judith Wilson
David Wright
Michelle Wright
Kevin Young

Send books for review to:

Callaloo
Department of English
Texas A&M University
4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4227

Please send book review copies to the address above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

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    • MasterFILE Elite, 7/1/1993-
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    • Public Affairs Index, 6/1/1998-
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    • Research Library, 01/01/1990-
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Children's Book Review Index   (Active)  (Print)
  • Chicano Index   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Current Contents Africa   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Index of American Periodical Verse   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • MLA Abstracts of Articles in Scholarly Journals   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Roth's American Poetry Annual   (Ceased)  (Print)

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Published five times a year in February, May, August, October, and November.

Readers include: Scholars, educators, writers, artists, poets, and general readers with an interest in African-American, Caribbean, and South American literary works, as well as academic and research library patrons. Wide bookstore distribution

Print circulation: 236

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February Issue - December 15

May Issue - March 15 

August Issue - June 15 

October Issue - August 15

November Issue - September 15

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"Callaloo has been an indispensable force in my life ever since its editor, Charles Rowell, published my first book of fiction in 1985."
–Rita Dove
Former Poet Laureate of the USA
University of Virginia

"Callaloo is without a doubt the best interdisciplinary journal devoted to African diasporic studies in existence."
–Houston Baker
University of Pennsylvania

"In 25 years Charles Rowell has made Callaloo into an intellectual and artistic achievement. Devoted primarily to post-colonial and African-American literature and the arts, it has added considerably to our knowledge of these fields. Each number of Callaloo is in its own right designed as a work of art. Callaloo deserves our congratulations and our admiration."
–Ralph Cohen
Editor, New Literary History
University of Virginia

"Without Callaloo the entire landscape of American letters would be immensely impoverished. What higher praise can a journal earn?"
–Ken Wissoker
Editor-in-Chief, Duke University Press

"In this time of need for peace, healing, and intercultural understanding, Callaloo is clearly even more important to our spirit; essential."
–Lucille Clifton
St. Mary's College

"There's no question that no matter which side we fall on, our reading and writing lives have been invaluably enriched by this wonderful journal."
–Edwidge Danticat
Author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak!

"Callaloo...is no less than a Mother Lode of outstanding Afro-American arts and letters."
–Alex Haley

"Callaloo is, without a doubt, the most elegantly edited journal of African and African-American literature being published today. Its geographical and linguistic range is as impressive as its range of coverage of so very many genres."
–Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

"Callaloo has been an extermely important medium in bringing together voices from all over the African Diaspora for the past twenty-five years. Many of us saw our first bylines in its pages. Others of us have discovered in Callaloo writers and artists whom we might have never come across otherwise. There's no question that no matter which side we fall on, our reading and writing lives have been invaluably enriched by this wonderful journal."
–Edwidge Danticat

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