play/write Student Journal

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Our Play/Write Student Journal wants to engage ([under]graduate) students from any kind of background to submit brief essays including critical reflections on video games.

We offer the opportunity to both review and publish student’s written works in the field of Game Studies. Our aim is to bring together different perspectives on topics in Game Studies from people with differing (scholarly) backgrounds on a student level, to foster skills of critical analysis and writing, and to promote the visibility of students who aim to find their footing in Game Studies.

Open Call for Papers

We are once again looking for essays written by students in the field of game studies. If you are a student of game studies or a related field and have recently written (or are currently writing) an essay related to games, we encourage you to submit it to our call for papers.
This will give you the chance to receive feedback from our editorial team and be published in the next issue of our student journal.

Extended Deadline: October 15th, 2023

Formal Requirements:
Citation Style: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, Author-Date
Word Count: 800-2000 words

For follow-up questions, please contact

We look forward to reading (and publishing) your work!

Past Issues

Volume 3: Special Issue: Capitalism at Play

Published March 27, 2023

Authors: Luca Braun, Elias René Mohamed Chraïbi, Konstantin Gitschthaler, Manuel Günther, Mano Marichal, Ylva Schütz, Miriam Scuderi

Volume 2

Published July 18, 2022

Authors: Marie Biedermann, Süleyman Utku Dağlı, Rachel Gorden, Benjamin Hanussek, Yvette R. Puff, Thomas Sauerschnig, Tom Tuček

Volume 1: Special Issue: Death in Games

Published February 3, 2022

Authors: Mohammad Aldehayat, Samuele Balduzzi, Alin-Lucian Brebulet, Manuel Günther, Ahmad Kalatiani, Tom Tuček


> Editorial Team

Rachel Gorden

Tom Tuček

Samuele Balduzzi

Ylva Schütz

Elias René Mohamed Chraïbi

Kseniia Harshina

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> Open Access NetLibrary

Our journal has been added to the  open access netlibrary of the University of Klagenfurt. All of our issues can henceforth also be found here:

Published July 18, 2022