The Journal of Lesbian Studies will be devoting a thematic journal issue to Barbara Grier, “an icon in lesbian literary history and feminist publishing.”
From her Lesbiana column in Daughters of Bilitis magazine The Ladder, to three editions of The Lesbian in Literature (1967, 1975, 1985), to her role as publisher of the Naiad Press from 1973-2003, Barbara Grier introduced hundreds of new lesbian books to readers and kept several lesbian classics on the literary horizon.
The Journal of Lesbian Studies is an interdisciplinary journal, and articles addressing legal issues are welcome. “Proposals that discuss or contextualize the significance of Griers work or influence are especially welcome.”
Deadlines: December 20, 2012, for proposals. April 1, 2013 for final essays (approx. 5,000-7,500 words)
Proposals of no more than 500 words with a brief CV should be emailed to guest editor Danielle DeMuth at demuthd[@]gvsu.edu. Include JLS Special Issue as the subject line. im