JOURNAL OF INTERACTIVE DRAMA
A Multi-Discipline Peer-Reviewed Journal of
Scenario-Based Theatre-Style Interactive Drama
Freeform Live Action Roleplaying Games
Call for Papers
The Journal of Interactive Drama is an online peer-reviewed journal on scenario-based interactive drama freeform live action roleplaying games which provides a forum for serious discussion of live roleplaying game theory, design, and practice. Two to three issues per volume are published annually. The journal provides a forum for the discussion of any of the various scenario-based theatre-style live action roleplaying games, freeforms, and interactive dramas and invites contributions in all areas of literature, theory, design, and practice for educational, entertainment, and recreational roleplay. Formal and informal essays, articles, papers, and critical reviews are also welcome.
This is a peer-reviewed journal that may include formal papers and informal essays for and by the roleplaying community from a wide variety of disciplines. The focus is general enough so that authors should feel comfortable submitting material of either a formal or informal nature, albeit all submissions are peer-reviewed and should be appropriate to a serious and thoughtful discussion of that type — we encourage articles, essays, and formal papers on all manner of live roleplaying, freeform, and interactive drama-related topics. Discussions of related ludology, techniques, and good solid critical book and roleplay scenario or event reviews are quite welcome as well. As this is a multi-disciplinary journal, material related to a wide range of scenario-based learning, social psychology, critical theory, performance studies, popular culture, design, and more as they intersect with the interactive drama are also welcome. Pure design pieces related to scenario construction and review are also encouraged. Each issue will showcase one to three longform or four to six shortform interactive drama freeform live action roleplaying scenarios; creative scenario submissions of this type are very sought after. Scenarios for submission should include a section of self-reflective critical thought and formal designer’s notes that discuss issues related to the creation of the piece as well as a formal section which reviews the author’s performance experiences with the scenario.
While this is an international journal, the language of publication is English. Submissions are accepted throughout the year. E-mail submissions are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org they will be vetted by the editor and assigned to editorial board members for blind peer review.
We are currently vetting the current issue and hope to have all submissions in the mix by the end of the month so submit your piece now if you wish to be included.
See http://www.interactivedramas.info for details.
Include a cover page with your submission containing Your Name, Qualifications and Rank, Institutional Affiliation, Address, Email, Telephone, and a copy of the abstract for the submission. Please also attach a brief author’s biography of 150-250 words to be included in the contributor’s notes section of the published journal. The text of your submission should not have any identifying features.
Questions regarding the journal can be addressed to the Editor at email@example.com.
Visit http://www.interactivedramas.info for more information.