Excerpt: How the News Feels by Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

The following is a short excerpt from the introduction of Fitz’s new book, How the News Feels: The Empathic Power of Literary Journalists (University of Massachusetts Press, 2023). Authors who would like to promote their books of or about literary journalism in the newsletter can email us at literaryjournalismsubmissions [at] gmail.com. Literary Journalists’ Empathic Power…

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June 2022 (Vol. 14, No. 1)

Complete Issue June 2022 (Vol. 14, No. 1) Individual Files Cover, Vol. 14, No. 1, June 2022 Table of Contents Submission Information Masthead Note From the Editor (Bill Reynolds) Danish Literary Journalism: Arts & Culture Danish Literary Journalism: Arts & Culture: Introduction (Christine Isager) The Kinship of Literary Journalism and Cultural Journalism: Everyday Life, Interpretation,…

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Introducing Our 2022 Conference Host: Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Chile has a rich history of high education. Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica are among the most prestigious institutions in the continent. But there is a wide and high-quality offer, both in regional state universities and private ones, many of which are in the hands of Catholic denominations. Such is the case of our…

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Chile — A Country of Astonishing Diversity

  It usually takes two maps to hold Chile inside a book page. It is very long: 2,700 miles or 4,300 kilometers from the southernmost tip of South American Patagonia to the tropical desert of Atacama (it’s the distance from New York to Los Angeles). To the east, it is washed by a rough and…

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Planning Your Travel to Chile

Government of Chile’s Step by Step Plan for COVID-19 Chile has ranked consistently as one of the top ten places to be during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to coronavirus control strategies linked to its highly-praised vaccination program. Over 92,4% of the Chilean population is vaccinated, which has allowed the country to relax its travel rules….

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CFP: The Sixteenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies

“Literary Journalism and Justice” The Sixteenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-16) Universidad Alberto Hurtado Facultad de Ciencias Sociales | Departamento de Periodismo Santiago, Chile 12-14 May 2022 The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for…

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CFP: Special Issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal

Special Issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal “Women Confronting Political Bias in Spain” This special issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that address how women in contemporary Spain challenge the political system and claim space in the public sphere. We are especially interested in work that questions traditional neoliberal narratives of the Transition…

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CFP: Just Sentences: Literary Journalism Goes Inside Prison 

Call for Papers Sept. 5, 2021 Prison has been written about – both inside and outside prison walls – since time immemorial. Yet writing about prison is rarely considered in academic studies of media history. This new text aims to fill that gap with a collection of papers by international scholars. It will draw from…

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About Us

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) was founded on July 14, 2006, following the 1st International Conference on Literary Journalism in Nancy, France.

Conference Updates

The Eighteenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-18), “Literary Journalism and the wond’rous glory of the everlasting stars,” will be held May 27-30, 2024, at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Conference Payments

All payments made to IALJS, whether for annual membership dues or conference fees, can now be made online. Members receive all IALJS announcements, the IALJS Newsletter, and the IALJS journal, Literary Journalism Studies.


Literary Journalism Studies, a peer-reviewed journal, is international in scope and seeks submissions on the theory, history, and pedagogy of literary journalism throughout the world. All disciplinary approaches are welcome.