Wednesday 11 January 2023

Call For Papers: Teaching Crime Fiction as Creative Writing: Call for Submissions


As crime fiction continues to dominate sales and its critical reception grows, it has become an increasingly important part of Creative Writing courses. At the same time, Creative Writing is going from strength to strength as an academic discipline, and a program of study in schools and other learning spaces.

Are you teaching crime, detective, or mystery fiction as a creative discipline? Have you expanded teaching it as a literary or sociological phenomenon to incorporate creative elements? Have you come from a creative background to incorporate the practice of writing crime and detective fiction? What has changed about your approach in recent years, and what changes do you anticipate?

Clues: A Journal of Detection is looking for 500-750 word contributions for a new regular feature for the journal, a forum on teaching. The topic will change each year. Accounts from all classroom spaces (college, high school, graduate school, prisons, etc.) and teachers at all stages of their careers are welcome. Student voices are also welcome!

Submissions are due February 1, 2023. For more information or to submit essays, please contact Jamie Bernthal- Hooker (

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