Sunday, February 15, 2015

Joss in June 2!

It seems you can't keep a good conference down! David Lavery and his crack team of assistants and magic-makers have taken up the banner of Joss in June and a second "inter-Slayage Slayage" will be taking place on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University on June 26 - 27, 2015. Details about location, submissions, and so on can be found in the link - click here for details!

By the way - it's only a rumor that Joss in June 2 is subtitled "Electric Boogaloo,"

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Joss In June Issue of Slayage is now Live!

Just when you were about to give up, I am happy to be able to announce that the special Joss In June double-issue of Slayage is now live:

and on the Slayage main page:

Dale and I would once again like to thank you all for your patience, hard work, and wonderful writing. You have been published in the leading journal in the field of Whedon Studies, and each and every one of you should be very, very proud of yourselves - almost as proud as Dale and I are to be able to help get your incredible scholarship out to a wider world.



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Joss In June Slayage Issue Update (01/08/14)

08 January 2014

Hello all, and Happy New Year!

As of today, all of your papers have been sent off for blind peer review. We are extremely pleased with the folks who have agreed to help out with the review process, and many have expressed excitement at the opportunity to read your work. Matching the right paper to the right reviewer took a bit more time than expected, however, so, as expected, we're altering the timeline somewhat:

06 February 2014: all essays will be returned to Dale and I from peer reviewers.

13 February: Your essays are returned to you with comments and recommendations from the blind reviewers, Dale, and me. At this point you have three (3) weeks to revise.

06 March: Your final drafts, revised as necessary, are returned to us.

20 March: Having been copy-edited and formatted by your trusty co-editors, your essays are sent off to David Lavery for publication in April or early May.

Again, real world friction may cause this timeline to change, but I will do my best to keep you advised throughout the process. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me and we'll do our best to get it sorted out ASAP.

That's it! Thanks again!


Monday, December 2, 2013

JIJ Slayage Issue Notes

Hello again everyone! Well, the deadline for submissions for the special JIJ issue of Slayage has passed, and I have to say it looks like we're going to have a tremendous issue! Thanks to all who submitted.

Now, just to be sure that we haven't missed anything: If you have submitted a paper for the JIJ Slayage issue, you should have received a brief e-mail from me acknowledging receipt. If you have submitted a paper, but haven't heard from me, PLEASE let me know as soon as you can, so I can make sure we actually received your submission.

Thanks again, everyone - you folks made this possible through your hard work and great scholarship!

Monday, November 25, 2013

JiJ Slayage Issue Submission Deadline is This Saturday!!

There's time for one final reminder that the deadline for submissions for the special Joss In June issue of Slayage is coming up on SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER

We've already got some great submissions, but we want more! (We're greedy like that.) So send more of that Whedony goodness our way by the end of the day on Saturday! If you need to look over the CFP again, it's here:

Hope to hear from you soon!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Deadline for the Joss In June Slayage Issue is 30 November 2013!

Hello again! I hope this finds all of you well.

The deadline for submissions for the Joss In June special issue of Slayage: The Official journal of the Whedon Studies Association is fast approaching, so Dale and I thought it might be a good idea to send out a reminder. 

The hard deadline for submissions is 30 November 2013 - just two weeks away! Please understand that this really is the final deadline. Due to our own schedules as well as the time necessary for submissions to go through peer-review, revision, formatting, and publication we will NOT be extending the deadlineNovember 30, 2013 is the final deadline.

So, get those papers to us! The full call for papers can be found here:

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Call For Papers: Slayage Joss In June Issue!!

Following the success (and immense fun!) of “Joss in June,” Dale and I have been asked to co-guest edit a special issue of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association, in order to publish some of the work presented at the conference!

If you are interested in having your work included in this Very Special Issue, here’s what you need to know:
·         This CFP is strictly limited to “Joss in June” presenters.
·         Only papers based on “Joss in June” presentations will be considered.
·         Papers should be article-length (6000 – 8000 words) and should conform to the publication guidelines (regarding formatting, etc.) for Slayage.  Here’s a handy link to those guidelines -

·         Please – if your presentation paper has been published or is being considered for publication with another journal/book/endeavor – we cannot in good conscience also publish it in Slayage.  We wish you well, but please do not double-submit.

After submission, your article will go through Slayage’s usual double blind review process by at least two members of the Slayage editorial board, and if accepted for publication, will see “print” in the early spring of 2014 (March or April).

To be considered, please send your article to both of us.  That’s Dale Guffey and Ensley Guffey

The deadline for submissions is NOVEMBER 30, 2013. Please be aware that this is a very firm deadline. Due to the review and publication process, we simply will not be able to take late submissionsno matter how heart-rending the reason!  (Seriously.)

Thanks once again for your participation in “Joss in June,” and we hope to hear from you soon!