Manuscripts submitted to SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900 should be submitted online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sel
The editorial office, editors, and specialist reviewers will use the system for communication about submissions, reports, revisions, and decisions. The online process allows us to track submission and review processes more efficiently and to streamline workflow.
Please log on the Manuscript Central website. If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account to log onto the site. After logging on, use the Author Center to guide you through the steps to upload your manuscript and any additional files. For questions and a user guide, please click the “Get Help Now” button at the top right of every screen. Additional help is available through the Manuscript Central customer support team at 1-434-964-4100 or 1-888-503-1050.
In situations where electronic submission is difficult or unavailable, the editors will accept submissions via regular mail. Please contact the SEL office at 713-348-4697 or firstname.lastname@example.org for specific guidelines.
SEL invites historical and critical essays of moderate length (ca. 7,000 words not to exceed 8,000 words including endnotes) that contribute significantly to the understanding of English literature, 1500–1900. Typescripts should be double-spaced throughout, including inset quotations and endnotes, and should be prepared in conformity with The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th Edition. We prefer Times New Roman 12 pt. font.
We will not consider articles being simultaneously submitted elsewhere, nor will we print essays to appear in a book published within a year of scheduled publication by SEL. We encourage authors to submit a short cover letter and an abstract of 100 words or fewer with the article in the Manuscript Central system. The Author Center will prompt you to upload files for a cover letter, an abstract, or image files.
Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged by email. Editorial decisions often take a minimum of four months.
SEL only reviews books in a commissioned omnibus review that concludes each of our issues. We do not assign individual reviews.
For additional information, please feel to contact:
Leslie Marie Aguilar
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900
Rice University MS-46
407 Fondren Library
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Tel: (713) 348-4697 | Fax: (713) 348-6245
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SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900 invites historical and critical essays of moderate length (ca. 7,000 words not to exceed 8,000 words including endnotes) that contribute significantly to the understanding of English literature, 1500–1900. Submissions should be double spaced throughout, including inset quotations and endnotes, and should be prepared in conformity with the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. We will not consider articles being simultaneously submitted elsewhere, nor will we print essays to appear in a book published within a year of scheduled publication by SEL.
All manuscripts submitted to SEL should be submitted online at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sel. The editorial office, editors, and specialist reviewers will use the system for communication about submissions, reports, revisions, and decisions. The online process allows us to track submission and review processes more efficiently and to streamline workflow. Submissions are vetted both in-house and through a blind peer review process. Editorial decisions often take four months. There is no deadline for revisions, which will undergo further review, and articles are accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information, please visit our website at www.sel.rice.edu.
Logan D. Browning
Leslie Marie Aguilar
Robert L. Patten
Nina Elisabeth Cook
Randi McInerney Mraovic
Rowan Thando Morar
Sam Fletcher Stoeltje
Els W. Woudstra
Paula Backscheider, Auburn University
Ros Ballaster, Mansfield College, Oxford University
Douglas S. Bruster, University of Texas at Austin
Patrick Cheney, Pennsylvania State University
Peter de Bolla, King's College, Cambridge University
Heather Dubrow, Fordham University
Katherine Eggert, University of Colorado Boulder
Andrew Elfenbein, University of Minnesota
Angela Esterhammer, University of Toronto
Mary Favret, Johns Hopkins University
Frances Ferguson, University of Chicago
Kate Flint, University of Southern California
Elaine Freedgood, New York University
Barbara Fuchs, University of California, Los Angeles
Achsah Guibbory, Barnard College
Coppélia Kahn, Brown University
William J. Kennedy, Cornell University
U. C. Knoepflmacher, Emeritus, Princeton University
Jonathan Lamb, Vanderbilt University
David Loewenstein, Pennsylvania State University
Devoney Looser, Arizona State University
Julia Reinhard Lupton, University of California-Irvine
Thomas H. Luxon, Dartmouth College
Peter J. Manning, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Leah S. Marcus, Vanderbilt University
Jerome J. McGann, University of Virginia
Michael McKeon, Rutgers State University of New Jersey
Felicity A. Nussbaum, University of California, Los Angeles
Daniel O'Quinn, University of Guelph
Curtis Perry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Adela Pinch, University of Michigan
Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College
Tilottama Rajan, University of Western Ontario
Allen Reddick, University of Zurich
Debora K. Shuger, University of California, Los Angeles
Meredith Skura, Rice University
Bruce R. Smith, University of Southern California
Patricia M. Spacks, Emerita, University of Virginia
Gordon Teskey, Harvard University
Valerie J. Traub, University of Michigan
Herbert F. Tucker, Univeristy of Virginia
Susan Wolfson, Princeton University
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