The 2017-2018 issue of the Digital Literature Review, “Imagining the Post-Apocalypse,” is calling for papers! Submissions will close on January 8, 2018.

Download the CFP or read it below.

We are also looking for art submissions, which are due by February 12, 2018.

If at any time you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the Digital Literature Review at dlr@bsu.edu.


The genre of apocalyptic literature has long been associated with times of crisis and distress. Perhaps one of the most important examples in the Western tradition, the Biblical Book of Revelation, was written as a response to the horrible persecution of early Christians in the Roman Empire. Since that time, authors and film-makers have turned to imaginations of apocalypse, the end of the world, and life after the collapse of contemporary social structures to take on a host of questions and concerns. The prevalence of post-apocalyptic literature and film in recent decades has forced literary and cultural studies scholars to examine this cultural mode in a new way.

The Digital Literature Review, an online journal of undergraduate research, seeks scholarly essays and blog posts by undergraduate students that examine literary and filmic representations of societal collapse and post-apocalyptic situations. The journal also welcomes submission of artwork related to these themes. Possible topics include:

Guidelines to submit an essay to the Journal:

Guidelines to submit a post to the Blog:

Guidelines to submit Artwork:

Editorial process after you submit: