Special Issue "Writers and Critics on Loss, Love, and the Supernatural"


A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Ms. Marisa Labozzetta
187 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01060, USA
E-Mail: marisalabozzetta@comcast.net

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue is dedicated to the treatment of loss, love, and the supernatural. RELIGIONS welcomes short contributions (+/- 1,000 - 3,500 words) that comment on (and extend into contributors’ interests and other work) the linked short stories in my collection, Thieves Never Steal in the Rain (Amazon.com). The publisher also invites contributors to submit longer essays on the prose, poetry, and plays of other authors (including contributors’ own work) and dramatists. The field, however, is not limited to literature nor confined to the West or any particular century. Colleagues in the fields of film studies, psychology, sociology, history, ethnic and women’s studies, religion, philosophy, and humor are encouraged to submit papers on a an individual’s or a society’s treatment of loss.

Marisa Labozzetta
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • loss (concrete, abstract, physical, or emotional)
  • love
  • supernatural
  • death
  • relationships
  • belief system
  • ghosts
  • miracles
  • magical
  • dementia
  • aging
  • disaster
  • coping mechanisms
  • support systems

Published Papers (7 papers)

Religions 2013, 4(4), 669-686; doi:10.3390/rel4040669
Received: 10 September 2013; in revised form: 13 December 2013 / Accepted: 13 December 2013 / Published: 13 December 2013
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Religions 2013, 4(3), 358-366; doi:10.3390/rel4030358
Received: 31 May 2013; in revised form: 29 July 2013 / Accepted: 30 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013
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Religions 2013, 4(3), 351-357; doi:10.3390/rel4030351
Received: 17 June 2013; in revised form: 16 July 2013 / Accepted: 17 July 2013 / Published: 23 July 2013
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Religions 2013, 4(3), 336-350; doi:10.3390/rel4030336
Received: 15 May 2013; in revised form: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 28 June 2013 / Published: 4 July 2013
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Creative: Lady Saints
Religions 2013, 4(2), 288-289; doi:10.3390/rel4020288
Received: 4 February 2013; in revised form: 25 April 2013 / Accepted: 8 May 2013 / Published: 8 May 2013
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Religions 2013, 4(2), 283-287; doi:10.3390/rel4020283
Received: 6 February 2013; in revised form: 10 April 2013 / Accepted: 19 April 2013 / Published: 26 April 2013
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Religions 2013, 4(2), 186-189; doi:10.3390/rel4020186
Received: 21 January 2013; in revised form: 20 March 2013 / Accepted: 21 March 2013 / Published: 25 March 2013
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Last update: 12 October 2012

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