Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 23, a special issue on Sherlock Holmes Fandom, Sherlockiana, and the Great Game, guest edited by Roberta Pearson and Betsy Rosenblatt.
The essays in this issue focus on Sherlock fandom dating back from the 1890s; the research articles focus on Sherlockian fan artworks and fan communities. Symposium essays include first-person accounts of fan practice, including accounts of gender disparities in Sherlockian fandom.
This issue has special cover artwork, created by Laurie Fraser Manifold, in the style of Victorian journals. The book reviews focus on specifically Sherlock Holmes-themed books.
The next issue of TWC, No. 24, will appear in June 2017, also as a themed issue. Julie Levin Russo and Eve Ng’s special issue focuses on Queer Female Fandom. Although submissions are closed for TWC’s unthemed 2017 issue, we welcome new submissions for 2018’s unthemed issue, by January 1, 2018. We particularly invite fans to submit Symposium articles.
TWC has a call for papers out for a 2018 issue on Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries. Papers are due by March 17, 2017.
Two other calls for papers for 2018 issues have been released: Tumblr and Fandom (papers due May 1, 2017) and Romance/Fans: Sexual Fantasy, Love, & Genre in Fandom (papers due December 31, 2017).