Authors are to submit manuscripts electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please write: ALAN manuscript submission. All manuscripts should be in a recent version of Microsoft Word and use MLA format. Complete submissions include, as separate attachments, the following documents: (1). A manuscript without references to the author (s). (2). A separate title page with author’s names, contact information, affiliation, and a 2–3 sentence biographical sketch. In the case of multiple authors, the author submitting the manuscript will serve as the primary contact unless stipulated otherwise. (3). A brief statement that the article is original, has not published previously in other journals and/or books, and is not a simultaneous submission.
The theme of this issue asks us to imagine what it means to “scatter light” using young adult literature. Which pioneers in our field have encouraged us to “scatter light”? Which novels or poems encourage young readers to think about their pasts as they continue in the future? How does young adult literature help readers deal with adolescent issues as they think, see, and imagine those futures? What texts give “voice [to those who have] been pushed down hard” by school or society? This theme is meant to be open to interpretation, and we welcome manuscripts addressing pedagogy as well as theoretical concerns. General submissions are also welcome. October 15, 2009, submission deadline.