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  • Studies in the Novel. Studies in the Novel, an international scholarly journal in its 46th year, is actively seeking article submissions focused on nineteenth-century American novels for its quarterly issues. All submissions should be sent through our online system ( Please send any questions or editorial correspondence to Tim Boswell, Managing Editor, at
  • CFP: Edith Wharton Review (deadline: on-going).

    The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed journal is currently seeking submissions. The journal is committed to rigorous study not only of Edith Wharton, but on Wharton in the context of other authors, and on Wharton in relation to late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century culture more generally. It publishes traditional criticism, pedagogical scholarship, essays on archival materials, review essays, and book reviews. The Review aims to foster emerging scholars and new approaches to Wharton studies as well as established scholarly approaches.

    On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the journal now boasts a new design and vastly expanded content. Recent special issues include “_The Custom of the Country at 100″ and “Teaching Edith Wharton’s Late Fiction.” Opportunities exist to publish on Wharton’s lesser-known works, as well as her more canonical writings.

    If you are interested in submitting, please contact Meredith Goldsmith, Editor ( Submissions should be 20-25 pages, and prepared according to the _MLA Style Manual_.

    Enquiries welcome.

  • CFP: American Periodicals American Periodicals, the journal of the Research Society for American Periodicals, invites ongoing submissions for the three primary features in the journal: scholarly essays, book reviews, and “From the Archives.” Project Muse, JSTOR and OCLC First Search host full-text versions of back issues of the journal. Scholarly essays may treat any aspect of American periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and other periodical publications) from the beginning of American culture to the present. Submissions that treat such topics as the editorial policy, financing, production, readership, design, illustration, and circulation of one or more periodicals are welcome, as are those that explore the position of American periodicals within the broader culture. In particular, we welcome articles that, like the periodicals themselves, cross the boundaries of several disciplines and explore the complex ways that periodicals have shaped, and have been shaped by, American culture.
    • For additional information visit the AP web site, and the web site for the Research Society for American Periodicals Craig Monk, University of Lethbridge Cynthia Patterson, University of South Florida Karen Roggenkamp, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  •  Submissions are invited for an online periodical, WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL The journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. The ultimate aim of the journal is to promote the reconceptualization of the study of Judaism, by acknowledging and incorporating the roles played by women, and by encouraging the development of alternative research paradigms. It is particularly intended to advance critical analysis of gender inequalities within Jewish religion, history, culture and society, both ancient and modern. The journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches. The material may be cross-methodological or interdisciplinary. Articles, essays, book reviews, short notes and bibliographies from all disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences are welcome.
    • Submissions for the fall and spring issues are concurrently accepted and should be made by e-mail or by regular mail to: Dr. Dina Ripsman Eylon, Editor-in-Chief Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal 1136-3 Centre St., Ste.246 Thornhill, ON L4J 3M8 Canada E-mail: We are also seeking book reviewers. A complete list of books is available in our Review Books Received section, which is updated periodically. For further information and guidelines for contributors, please consult our web site or write to the Editor-in-Chief.
  •  New Launch From Oxford Journals — CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S WRITING  Oxford Journals is delighted to announce the addition of Contemporary Women’s Writing to our literature list. This exciting new fast-turnaround journal, unique in its field, critically assesses writing by women authors who have published approximately from 1970 to the present. The journal reflects retrospectively on developments throughout the period, to survey the variety of contemporary work, and to anticipate the new and provocative in women’s writing. Broad in its scope, CWW welcomes submissions relating to all literary forms and from a wide variety of theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives. For more information please visit
  •  Book Series Announcement Praeger Publishers Women Writers of Color Biography Series  The past half century has witnessed a true renaissance in the writing of women of color. In our global village, women of color read each other’s work and find models of strength. In poetry, fiction and drama they discover both a refuge and an embrace. American women of African descent came early to this rebirth, which has awakened a vast general audience. This series will include high quality literary biographies of well-known African American , Caribbean, Chicana, Native American, Asian American and other women of color writers. The biographies will be geared toward an interested and sophisticated general audience that seeks authoritative information about women of color writers. These poets and writers are familiar to the reading public: Gwendolyn Brooks, Zora Neale Hurston, Maxine Hong Kingston, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, June Jordan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Toni Cade Bambara, Ann Petry, Alice Walker, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Octavia Butler, Georgia Douglass Johnson, Julia Alvarez, Jamaica Kincaid, Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, Helena Maria Viramontes, Paule Marshall, Nella Larsen, Jesse Fausett, Margaret Walker, and others.
    • Submitting a Proposal: If you believe your work is suitable for the Women Writers of Color Biography Series, please send a proposal consisting of: 1. A detailed description of the planned work, its subject, scope and intended audience. 2. A copy of the curriculum vitae/resume for yourself and any co-authors. 3. A description of any competing books, and an explanation of how yours would differ. 4. An estimate of the length of the final manuscript in words, preferably, or in double-spaced manuscript pages. 5. An indication of how many photos, tables, or figures, if any, you expect to include. 6. An indication of when you expect to be able to submit a final manuscript. 7. A double-spaced sample chapter or two.Each project under consideration for publication is subject to review by the series editor and the editorial board at Praeger Publishers. Please keep in mind that it may take several weeks, to a few months, before a decision is made. Professor Joanne M. Braxton  Series Editor Department of English College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Virginia 23188 or