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  • Editorial Office:
    Virginia Tech
    202 Major Williams Hall (0192)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    540-231-4812 (fax)

    Janell Watson

    Editorial Assistant:
    Laura Collins

    Creative Writing Advisers:
    Ed Falco
    Jeff Mann
    Erika Meitner
    Carmen Giménez Smith
    Evan Lavender Smith
    Matthew Vollmer

    Executive Editorial Board:
    François Debrix
    Timothy Luke
    Jeffrey Williams

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    Gaurav Desai
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  • As a review-style journal of literature and the critical humanities, the minnesota review features critical commentary aimed at scholars of literature and culture, alongside contemporary poetry and short fiction. We welcome inquiries at editors@theminnesotareview.org.

    To Submit Critical Writing

    On the critical side, we specialize in interviews, articles, and review essays that contextualize, historicize, and assess the intellectual, institutional, and political issues of concern to the critical humanities. We encourage e-mail inquiries prior to submission. Send critical writing as an e-mail attachment (in Word or PDF) to submissions@theminnesotareview.org.

    General guidelines for critical writing. Critical articles should target general academic readers and conform to standards of scholarly writing in fields such as literary criticism, cultural studies, and the critical social sciences. Discussions of larger trends and theoretical frameworks are preferable to specialized microanalyses. Contributions may take various forms, including critical commentary that asks readers to revaluate a person, movement, or text or that challenges received opinion; review essays that cover multiple works (not limited to books) or that situate one work in a broader context; or interviews with key scholars or figures in the field. Potential contributors are invited to consult previous issues to get a sense of the kind of criticism we publish.

    Special focus topics. Many issues include a special focus section on a topic of interest to critically minded humanities scholars. Send inquiries to editors@theminnesotareview.org. Detailed calls for papers are available on request.

    To Submit Creative Writing

    Creative writing should be submitted using our online submission system. Upon your first visit, you will be asked to register and create a profile. You will then be able to upload your work (as Word or PDF files). If you have problems uploading or registering, e-mail us at support@theminnesotareview.org. We do not accept paper submissions unless there are unusual circumstances. Please e-mail us at submissions@theminnesotareview.org or write us at the following address to request an exemption from the online submission requirement:

    Janell Watson, Editor
    minnesota review
    Virginia Tech
    ASPECT, 202 Major Williams Hall (0192)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA

    General guidelines for creative writers. We publish all types of poetry and short fiction (up to 5,000 words). Creative nonfiction (up to 10,000 words) is accepted for select issues. We consider only unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere. Multiple poems should be grouped into one Word or PDF file. Responses will be provided via e-mail. Payment will be in the form of two free copies of the issue in which your work appears, which we will send to you upon publication. Please wait at least three months after your last submission to submit again. If a work is still under review, you may withdraw it and submit new work, up to the limits already mentioned.

    Our literary editors work during academic semesters and have established the following dates during which they will be reading:

    Poetry: August 1–November 1 and January 1–April 1
    Short fiction: August 1–November 1 and January 1–April 1

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    May 2019 (2019:1) - Closes 02/26/19
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  • Description

    Publishing contemporary poetry and fiction as well as reviews, critical commentary, and interviews of leading intellectual figures, the minnesota reviewcurates smart, accessible collections of progressive new work. This eclectic survey provides lively and sophisticated signposts to navigating current critical discourse. Under the leadership of editor Janell Watson, the review will maintain its tradition of exploring the most exciting literary and critical developments for both specialists and a general audience.

    Abstractors and Indexers:

    Indexed/abstracted in the following: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Current Abstracts, Current Contents - Arts & Humanities, Humanities International Complete, Humanities International Index, Humanities Source, Humanities Source Ultimate, IBZ Online, Left Index, Magazines for Libraries, MLA International Bibliography, Periodical Abstracts, Periodicals Index Online, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Research Library, Scopus, TOC Premier, Ulrichsweb.

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