Author Guidelines

Authors must submit all manuscripts electronically via Manuscript FastTrack, which is located at Our documentation style follows the Third Edition of the MLA Style Manual & Guide to Scholarly Publishing. For author purposes, this will contain the same information as found in the Seventh Edition of the MLA Handbook, which authors may find more accessible. These manuals encourage the use of intratextual documentation and mandate the inclusion of Works Cited lists at the manuscript's end. Manuscripts that do not follow MLA style are subject to immediate rejection. Also, manuscripts that are not paginated will be rejected. Authors must remove any identifying information from the submission, including cover pages, headers, bylines, etc. AAR does not consider previously published works or simultaneous submissions.

Critical essays should be no fewer than 6,000 words and no more than 8,500 words, excluding endotes and Works Cited. Authors may submit only one essay at a time.

Fiction writers may submit only one work at a time. Stories should not exceed 3,500 words.

Poets may submit no more than six works at a time; multiple poems should be bundled into a single submission.

REVISIONS: A requested revision should not be submitted as a new article. Under the heading "My Archived Submissions," click on the hyperlinked submission ID of your original article. On the following page, select "Submit Revised Document."

AAR does not consider unsolicited book reviews. Copies of books to be considered for review should be mailed to:

Dr. Paul Devlin, Fitch Hall
2nd Floor, Humanities Department, United States Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY 11024