The scholarly journal Quarterly, published by the Book Club of California, is seeking several brief (1,000- to 2500-word) essays on any aspect of the American tall tale, as developed by Twain or others.
Possible topics: Twain and the oral narrative tradition in America; how pioneering Western newspapers contributed to the genre of the tall tale; how the theme and structure of the tall tale work within a Twain short story or novel; etc.
Due date: October 1, 2020. Publication: Spring 2021.
Please contact Book Club of California Vice President and Quarterly guest editor Gail Jones at [email protected].