Special issue on children’s literature originally published in a language other than English
Bookbird is inviting submissions in all categories (academic articles; letters; postcards; children and their books; authors and their books).
- Academic Articles, ca. 4000 words
Bookbird seeks contributions for a special issue that focuses on contemporary children's and YA books originally published in a language other than English, including works that have subsequently been translated into English or other languages and works that have not been translated. In spite of some encouraging trends over the past few years, texts that are originally published in English continue to dominate the international exchange of stories. Bookbird is striving to give voice to those writers, illustrators and scholars of literature in languages other than English, within the global forum offered by the journal. We seek manuscripts that take a comparative approach or are concerned with a particular national literature or a particular book, theme or creator. It is important that the article is of interest to an international audience.
- Children and their Books, ca. 2500 words
- Authors/ Illustrators/ Translators and their Books, ca. 2500 words
- Postcards and Letters, ca. 300 or 1000 words