Arizona Quarterly publishes scholarly essays on American literature, culture and theory. It is our mission to subject these categories to debate, argument, interpretation, and contestation via critical readings of primary texts. We accept essays that are grounded in textual, formal, cultural, and theoretical examination of texts and situated with respect to current academic conversations whilst extending the boundaries thereof.
Guidelines for submission:
1. Recommended length is 6,000 to 10,000 words.
2. Follow MLA Handbook, 7th edition.
3. Include URLs for all web citations in the works cited.
4. Format all material—including quotations, notes, references, and poetry—as follows: single-sided, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point font.
5. Write an abstract (50–150 words) on its own page.
6. Submissions can be either e-mailed or sent as a paper copy:
A. E-mailed copy: Attach as Word (or other word-processing) file with all identifying information removed. Use the body of the e-mail as a cover letter, including complete return address. Send to email@example.com with the subject line “Submission: Surname, Short Title.”
B. Paper copy: Enclose cover letter with contact information, including e-mail address, and one copy of the article with all identifying information removed. Address manuscripts to Lynda Zwinger, Editor, Arizona Quarterly, 1731 E. Second St., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0014.
7. Photocopies of or low-res illustrations are acceptable for first review, but high-quality TIFF files should accompany the final manuscript. Arizona Quarterly, however, reserves the right to exclude any illustration.
8. Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions.
The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.
Arizona Quarterly accepts original works of 6,000-10,000 words not under consideration elsewhere. Qualified submissions are sent out within four weeks of submission for double-blind review to at least two specialists. Criteria for review include but are not limited to: academic quality, relevance to current scholarly debates, style and clarity of writing, suitability to our journal, and conformity to our guidelines. While we try to provide authors with feedback, reader's reports are provided at the reviewers’ and/or editors’ discretion.
Decisions are typically reported between four and six months after the original manuscript is submitted. Authors who receive “revise and resubmit” or “accept with revisions” verdicts are asked to return revised manuscripts within two months, and typically receive a final verdict within one month thereafter. Arizona Quarterly reserves the right to withdraw acceptance at any point in the publication process.
Lynda Zwinger, University of Arizona
Daniel Crumbo, University of Arizona
Edgar A. Dryden, University of Arizona
Patrick O’Donnell, Michigan State University
Donald E. Pease, Dartmouth College
Tenney Nathanson, University of Arizona
Susan White (Film), University of Arizona
Dale M. Bauer, Illinois
Charles Bernstein, Pennsylvania
Mitchell Breitwieser, University of California, Berkeley
Gert Buelens, Ghent University
Sharon Cameron, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Davidson, University of Calfornia, San Diego
Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University
John Dolis, Penn State University
Andy Doolen, Kentucky
John Ernest, Delaware
Larry Evers, University of Arizona
Carlos Gallego, St. Olaf College
Susan M. Griffin, University of Louisville
Dorothy Hale, University of California, Berkeley
Eric Hayot, Penn State University
Paul Hurh, University of Arizona
John T. Irwin, Johns Hopkins University
Gregory Jackson, Rutgers University
Annette Kolodny, University of Arizona
John T. Matthews, Boston University
Alan M. Nadel, Kentucky
Dana D. Nelson, Vanderbilt University
Justus Nieland, Michigan State University
Forrest G. Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz
Judith Roof, Rice University
John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California
Neil Schmitz, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Charles Scruggs, University of Arizona
Fred G. See, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Jonathan Stalling, Oklahoma
Eric Sundquist, Johns Hopkins University
William Veeder, Chicago
Robyn Wiegman, Duke University
Heide Ziegler, University of Stuttgart
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