Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Transmedia Storytelling and Narrative Strategies


Recep Yılmaz (Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey),
M. Nur Erdem (Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey),
Filiz Resuloğlu (Kocaeli University, Turkey)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 15, 2017
Full Chapters Due: August 15, 2017
Submission Date: November 15, 2017


The concept of transmedia storytelling -which is closely related to concepts of convergency, multimedia and intertextuality-, is defined as a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels to create a unified and coordinated entertainment experience.The concept has been gaining increasing importance in the academic world. On one hand, it refers to connections between consumers of media content and information parts that come from multimedia platforms; on the other hand it embraces the concepts of narration and narrative styles. The purpose of this study is to reveal narration models, to annotate basic concepts and approaches, to offer solutions to the problems that appear in both theoretical and practical dimensions of transmedia storytelling and narrative strategies on an interdisciplinary platform.
Handbook Reseach on Transmedia Storytelling and Narrative Strategies require competent academicians to be attendant to such issues as follows:conceptualization of transmedia narration,new media and new media cultures; narrative theories and practices,discourse and ideology; virtual and augmented reality, digital storytelling; aesthetics,ethics;interactive digital narrative and digital society, videogame scriptwriting and graphic narratives;Fans, bloggers and gamers, the future of narration; marketing strategies,transmedia customers.


The major aim of the book is to bring together related academicians who dedicate themselves to find solutions to these problems scientifically and objectively and provide space for them to claim their opinions, put forward ideas or models and contribute to the field with their enlighting viewpoints.

Target Audience

Academicians, producters, advertising professionals, creative directors, scriptwriters, researchers, advanced-level students, and school practitioners will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics and assisting in furthering their own research efforts in this field.

Recommended Topics

Conceptualization of transmedia narration,
New media and new media cultures,
Narrative theories and practices,
Discourse and ideology,
Virtual and augmented reality,
Digital storytelling,
Aesthetics and ethics,
Interactive digital narrative and digital society,
Videogame scriptwriting and graphic narratives,
Fans, bloggers and gamers,
The future of narration,
Marketing strategies to transmedia customers,
Cinema (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Animation),
Comic Books,
TV Serials,
Narrative models,
Literary gaming, games and interactive tools,
Fantastic transmedia,
New media and creativity.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 15, 2017, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 15, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 15, 2017, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates

April 15, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 15, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
August 15, 2017: Full Chapter Submission
October 15, 2017: Review Results Returned
November 15, 20177: Final Chapter Submission
December 30, 2017: Final Deadline


Recep Yılmaz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Faculty of Communication Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey E-mail:
M. Nur Erdem, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Faculty of Communication Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey E-mail:
Filiz Resuloğlu, M.A. Lecturer Foreign Languages High School Kocaeli University, Turkey E-mail: