It’s not too late to post a call for papers for the 2016 MLA Annual Convention. You can still submit calls for papers for the Austin convention (7–10 January 2016) through 28 February. In anticipation of the new forum structure, due to be implemented for the 2016 convention, divisions and discussion groups appear in the calls for papers as “forums.” (A complete list of forums is available on the Executive Council blog.) A call for papers is not a session proposal but a way to solicit paper submissions for creating a session proposal. Proposal forms for the 2016 convention will be available by early March and must be completed by 1 April; we therefore recommend that you ask people to respond to your call for papers by 15 March or earlier. Please note that, as the session organizer, you are responsible for acknowledging all responses to your call for papers.
You may also search or browse existing calls for papers. Note that all participants in convention sessions must be MLA members by 7 April, and potential participants should review other guidelines for the MLA convention before responding to calls for papers.