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 Submission Information for Western American Literature

Western American Literature publishes literary criticism and interdisciplinary work with a literary focus. Manuscripts on any aspect of the literature of the American West are invited. We’re particularly interested in essays on multiculturalism and on the “New West.”

Except under unusual circumstances, WAL will not consider essays over 35 pages. Please
do not submit an essay that is under consideration elsewhere.

Submissions should be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please send one paper copy and one electronic copy with your name on the first page only.

Please use endnotes, not footnotes, for substantive notes. Your manuscript should follow MLA style and have a Works Cited list.

Also include your e-mail address so we can immediately acknowledge receipt of your submission.

Mail to

Melody Graulich
Western American Literature
Utah State University
3200 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322-3200

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Western American Literature invites submissions examining the urban and suburban West in literature, film, television, memoirs, and other forms. We are interested in original work investigating the urban and suburban from a variety of critical perspectives. You might, for example, consider individual writers with a strong urban/suburban focus to their work, specific themes that reflect upon the increased urbanization of the West, place-based studies, environmental issues raised by sub/urbanism, or theoretical approaches that engage with and illuminate our perception of the topic (such as critical regionalism). Interdisciplinary essays and those taking innovative approaches to the topic are particularly welcome.

Your essay should not exceed 35 pages double-spaced, including endnotes and Works Cited. Please use endnotes, not footnotes, for substantive notes. Your manuscript should follow MLA style. All submissions are electronic to our guest editor, Neil Campbell, in Derby, England. Questions and submissions should go to directly.

The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2011.

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