The Watsonian: The Journal of the John H Watson Society
The journal of the Society, The Watsonian, is published semi-annually in May and November. The Watsonian features scholarly articles concerning John H Watson, M.D., as well as puzzles, toasts, poetry, fiction, and art.
Members receive a subscription as part of their membership dues. Individual issues may be purchased in the Society Shop.
The editorial policy of The Watsonian is to have few editorial policies. The journal is open-minded and receptive to thoughtful as well as amusing articles. As always, By-Laws 1 and 2 must be honoured and good taste must be, at all times, in evidence. It is the intent of the Society to provide a journal for first-time as well as experienced writers who seek to expand The Game and have fun doing so.
The Society welcomes scholarly papers, articles, original fiction, miscellanea or other submissions. One need not be an experienced or academic writer; some of our most engaging articles come from individuals with a love for the writing and appreciation for the pleasures gained over the years.There is always room for your research, thoughts, ideas and creativity. The Society is an inclusive group; we desire interested Watsonians to take part and to approach the Society with innovative projects. Whether you are a first time author is not important; that you try is what counts.
The deadline for the Fall (November ) issue is August 1 and the deadline for the Spring (May) issue is February 15. Late submissions will be considered if possible.
Submissions should be up-to-date Word documents and sent via email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
News about The Watsonian:
Greetings, all! I come with editor hat in hand: I must to admit to two eratta that need to be applied to the fall Watsonian. Page 44, in Brad Keefauver’s Of All Ghosts: “Your patience [has] been most useful.” Page 81, in … Continue reading
The Fall 2017 issue of The Watsonian has been arriving across the US this week, and is expected to begin landing on the other side of the pond soon. If you do not receive your copy, please do let Selena … Continue reading
Hey friend! Did you enjoy your latest issue of the Watsonian? Want to get involved and share your own scholarship, fiction, poetry, book review, list of 10 best scenes, themed cookie recipe, etc? Have some stellar art, comics, or other … Continue reading
The latest issue of the Watsonian is making its way to members’ mailboxes around the world. Digital subscribers should have received a “completed order” email including a link to download the new issue. (If you have the Paperless Membership or … Continue reading
The Spring 2017 issue of the Watsonian is currently being printed and will soon be winging its way to mailboxes around the world. Digital subscribers will receive an email including a link to download the new issue. Our publication schedule is now … Continue reading
Calling all Writers and Illustrators! This is a reminder that the deadline for the Spring 2017 issue of The Watsonian is February 15th, which is coming up soon. The Society welcomes scholarly papers, articles, original fiction, miscellanea or other submissions. … Continue reading
The latest issue of the Watsonian is making its way to members’ mailboxes around the world. Digital subscribers should have received an email including a link to download the new issue. (If you have the Paperless Membership or the Print … Continue reading
Calling all Writers and Illustrators! This is a reminder that the deadline for the October Fall issue of The Watsonian is August 1st, which is this coming Monday. The Society welcomes scholarly papers, articles, original fiction, miscellanea or other submissions. … Continue reading
The Spring 2016 publications have been printed and are being bound as I write this, and are due to mail next week. We intended to have these out in April, and we apologize for the delay. We believe it’s worth … Continue reading
The Spring 2016 issue of The Watsonian and the newest edition of the Fiction Series, “The Adventure of the Doctor and the Duellist” (written by Elinor Gray, JHWS “Misty” and illustrated by Basil Chap, JHWS “Bee”), are headed to press. … Continue reading