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The first issue of Exclamat!on: An Interdisciplinary Journal, by Postgraduate Research and Postgraduate Taught students, is now available to download.

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Exclamat!on: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Exclamat!on - an interdisciplinary journal is a publication platform for PGT and PGR students in the fields of English, Creative Writing and Film Studies, based at the University of Exeter. The first issue was published in June 2017, with contributions from students at the University of Exeter. It is a peer reviewed online journal which welcomes pieces from across the three disciplines and covering a wide historical context.

Following last year’s highly successful inaugural edition of Exclamat!on – an interdisciplinary journal, submissions are sought for the second issue, to be published in summer 2018. The theme for this edition is ‘Identities’ and we would welcome submissions from PGT and PGR students on any aspect of the theme.

Areas might include, but are not restricted to:

• Identities and/in language
• Identities in fiction
• Ethnicity, national and racial identities
• Gender and LGBTQI+ identities
• Social, religious and cultural/intercultural identities
• Identity and class/politics
• Identities within bordering geographical regions and a variety of identities as a field of cultural osmosis
• Memory and social rituals as creators of identity
• Identities of objects, artefacts, cities, landscapes etc.
• Identity and disability, health, mental health etc.
• Digital or virtual identities
• Intersectional identities

We would be delighted to consider long articles (5,000-8,000 words), short articles (3,000-5,000 words), short stories (3,000-5,000 words), and poetry (up to 100 lines). We would also consider book, film and performance reviews (c. 500 words).

All submissions must be the original, previously unpublished, work of the author and must adhere to the following:

• All word limits include footnotes
• Submissions must have permission for the use of images
• References must use MHRA referencing: submissions which do not conform to this are unlikely to be accepted.
• Submissions should be in 10 point Optima, single spaced
• Submissions should use British spelling; alternative forms are permissible in direct quotations

Submissions should be sent to Please also address any queries to this email address.

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2018.

We are also keen to hear from anyone interested in acting as peer reviewer for the journal. Please email us at with details regarding your discipline and specialism.

Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth & Teresa Sanders - editors