Call for Authors/Editors – Bloomsbury’s Approaches to Digital Game Studies book series

Approaches to Digital Game Studies is currently seeking proposal for monographs and edited collections organized around the analysis of a single genre of digital game. 

This book series examines the social significance of digital games, bringing together a range of voices from different disciplines in order to advance ongoing conversations and initiate new areas of inquiry in the field of game studies. While conversant in digital game studies, titles in the series of monographs and anthologies bring approaches, theories, methods and questions from other disciplines to bear on the study of games. The series is published by Bloomsbury, an independent, international publisher with offices in London, New Delhi, Sydney and New York.

We define game genres broadly as either ludic, thematic or functional, or some combination thereof. Authors may work with taken-for-granted genres but are also encouraged to consider how specific assemblages of games are united by families of resemblance that may constitute a genre. And to keep in mind that books in the series need not be a holistic study of the history, development and contemporary morphology of a genre, though such an approach is certainly one valid way to handle the subject. Others may seek to examine a specific element of a genre, i.e. masculinity in role-playing games, post-modern aesthetics of tower defense, or educational aspects of real-time strategy games.

Emerging and established scholars, and scholars positioned within or outside of digital game studies are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Series Editors.

To discuss a possible monograph or edited collection proposal, obtain additional information about the series, and/or review guidelines for proposing a book for the series, please contact the Series Editors at gamestudies.books(at)

Additional Information about the series can be found at

The Process

All proposals for books in the series should start with an informal conversation with the Series Editors.

If the editors determine that your proposal would fit the series mandate, you will be asked to submit a formal proposal.

Proposals undergo peer-review by at least one member of the series Advisory Board and at least one area expert not affiliated with the series. Based on their own assessment of the proposal and informed by the reviewers’ feedback, the series editors will either recommend that Bloomsbury offer the author a contract or suggest revisions to the author.

The Series Editors

Gerald Voorhees, University of Waterloo, Canada
Josh Call, Grand View University, USA
Katie Whitlock, California State University – Chico, USA

The Advisory Board
Mia Consalvo, Concordia University – Montreal, Canada
James Paul Gee, Arizona State University, USA
Helen Kennedy, University of Brighton, UK
Frans Mäyrä, University of Tampere, Finland
Toby Miller, City University of London, UK
Torill Mortensen, IT University Copenhagen, Denmark
Lisa Nakamura, University of Michigan, USA
Gareth Schott, University of Waikato, Australia
Mark J. P. Wolf, Concordia University – Wisconsin, USA

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