The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association seeks…
papers that explore and highlight the Northeast’s contributions to monster lore, including authors, events, individuals, locations, and, of course, monsters.
This is for an online session. Proposals by: 1st August 2021. I can’t find a map of what they count as being “Northeast” (now there’s an opportunity for an map-artist/illustrator, potentially) but it definitely includes New England.
Rather surprisingly there appears to be no New England historical folk bestiary other than the 64-page children’s book Ghastly Perils of the Great Outdoors (1986), though I’m not sure how historically grounded its whimsies are…
Here for the first time the truth about the Womkeag, Rumweevil, Gouger, Pakroc and dozens of other snaggers, shuckers, nitters, fumblers, grinders, chuckers, and twangers infesting the Great Outdoors
Possibly the region is just too big to bring sales for a comprehensive survey, since most likely readers will only be interested in their own smaller sub-region? From a British perspective it would probably be like expecting people to be interested in a survey from the Orkneys in Scotland down to Brittany in northern France. When what you really want is a county survey. However, the region’s sea monsters are surveyed in The Great New England Sea Serpent (1999) and several other books.
Possibly a good stocking-filler for a child in New England?