Author Guidelines

The Lion and the Unicorn is a peer-reviewed journal that critically examines children’s literature within the wider concepts of children’s and adolescent culture. General issues and special issues are published. Interviews with children's authors and reflective essays are occasionally published. L&U aims to promote research within the international community of the interdisciplinary field of children’s literature and culture.

Editorial correspondence and manuscripts for general issues should be sent to:
Department of English
108 English/CS Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Books and all inquiries for reviews should be sent to:

Victoria Ford Smith
University of Connecticut

Anastasia Ulanowicz
University of Florida

Guidelines for Submission

Manuscripts should follow the format outlined in the MLA Handbook. All text must be double-spaced in a clear, easy-to-read 12-point typeface. Text should be left justified with one-inch margins. Manuscripts are not to exceed (25) twenty-five double-spaced pages, including endnotes and Works cited pages. Illustrations or other images (graphs, charts) should be counted as occupying half a page of text. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, as attachments to: Please make sure that personal identification does not appear on the manuscript itself. Send a second attachment with your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Illustrations can be sent as .jpgs at this stage. Manuscripts should be original and not previously published.

Acknowledgement of receipt of your manuscript will be sent by e-mail. Then your manuscript will be sent anonymously for review. You will be notified of the results and a copy of the comments will be sent to you.

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) must submit an electronic copy in Word. Illustrations must be sent as .tif files at 300dpi—on a CD if necessary. Authors are also required to submit a 100 word abstract and a brief biographical note.

Permissions for copyrighted materials. The author must secure any necessary permissions for copyrighted material for print and electronic reproduction. Permission fees are the responsibility of the author.