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  • American Literature

    Academic Editor(s): Priscilla Wald
    Current Volume: 86
    Frequency: Quarterly
    ISSN: 0002-9831
    e-ISSN: 1527-2117
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  • Editorial Office:
    Department of English
    Duke University
    Box 90020
    Durham, NC 27708-0020
    919-684-4871 (fax)

    Priscilla Wald, Duke University

    Managing Editor:
    Emily E. Dings

    Senior Editorial Assistant:
    Elma Longley

    Editorial Assistants:
    Rebecca Evans
    Patrick Thomas Morgan

    Editorial Board:
    Mary Pat Brady, 2014
    William A. Gleason, 2014
    Josephine Nock-Hee Park, 2014
    Susan Scott Parrish, 2014
    Lloyd Pratt, 2014
    Jed Rasula, 2014
    Andrew Hoberek, 2015
    Marianne Noble, 2015
    Sonnet Retman, 2015
    Milette Shamir, 2015
    Monique Allewaert, 2016
    Sean X. Goudie, 2016
    Gene Andrew Jarrett, 2016
    Colin Milburn, 2016
    Mark Rifkin, 2016

  • American Literature has a blind submissions policy. Submit manuscripts online at www.editorialmanager.com/al. Double-space manuscripts throughout; the length of manuscripts should not exceed 11,000 words, including endnotes and reference list. We do not accept simultaneous submissions. For house style, consult The Chicago Manual of Style, sixteenth edition, or a current issue of the journal. Send correspondence about editorial matters to am-lit@duke.edu.

    Forms for authors of accepted manuscripts:
    Style guide
    Publication agreement
    Illustration guide
    Reprint order form

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  • Closing Dates

    September 2014 (86:3) - Closes 07/03/14
    December 2014 (86:4) - Closes 10/01/14
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  • Description

    American Literature has been regarded since its inception as the preeminent periodical in its field. Each issue contains articles covering the works of several American authors—from colonial to contemporary—as well as an extensive book review section; a “Brief Mention” section offering citations of new editions and reprints, collections, anthologies, and other professional books; and an “Announcements” section that keeps readers up-to-date on prizes, competitions, conferences, grants, and publishing opportunities.

    Membership in the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association includes the following: a one-year subscription to American Literature, a copy of the annual hardbound American Literary Scholarship, electronic access to current and back volumes of American Literature through a combination of HighWire Press and JSTOR, and electronic access to American Literary Scholarship, beginning with the 1998 edition, through HighWire Press.

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