Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material impacts of mythological equines in children’s literature are invited to participate.

Francisco LaRubia-Prado recently edited a collection about horses in film and literature. There are also several single essays and general books about horse-themed works. Nevertheless, there have been no other collections on specific themes regarding the cultural, social, material, and philosophical impacts of mythological equines in literature. Thus, even though this particular collection regards mythological equines in children’s literature, other themes will be considered in studies about horses that will follow the completion of this collection.

The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of mythological equines in children’s literature will be considered. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

  • Unicorns
  • Pegasus
  • Water horses/ kelpies
  • Mythological equines in a series
  • Mythological equines in single novels
  • The intersections of childhood, gender, race, ad ethnicity with these equines
  • Changes in the representations of these mythological equines over time
  • Ecocritical perspectives
  • Artwork in books regarding mythological equines

Deadline for proposals: February 1, 2020

Deadline for first drafts: April 15, 2020

How to submit your proposal

Please submit one-page abstracts/proposals to, including a short biographical note. More information on what we look for in a proposal is available on our website.

About the publisher

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LaRubia-Prado, Francisco. The Horse in Literature and Film. Uncovering a Transcultural Paradigm.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017. Print. 

This proposal is due on February 1st 2020.

Page last updated on December 11th 2019. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.