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Studies in American Fiction

Editors :

Maria Farland, Fordham University and Duncan Faherty, Queens College and The CUNY Graduate Center

Volume:
Volume
48 (2021)
Frequency:
Frequency
Semiannually
Studies in American Fiction publishes reviews and articles on a wide temporal range in American fiction: from neglected and rediscovered early U.S. writers (Susanna Rowson, Leonora Sansay, James Hall) to the emergent authors of the present day (Katherine Dunn, Ana Menéndez, Monique Truong, Toni Morrison). Expect its refereed articles to feature not only major canonical works by Charles Brockden Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton, and Thomas Pynchon, but scholarly analyses of contemporary Chicano literature and Harlem Renaissance fiction. Engendering conversations about forms of…
Studies in American Fiction publishes reviews and articles on a wide temporal range in American fiction: from neglected and rediscovered early U.S. writers (Susanna Rowson, Leonora Sansay, James Hall) to the emergent authors of the present day (Katherine Dunn, Ana Menéndez, Monique Truong, Toni Morrison). Expect its refereed articles to feature not only major canonical works by Charles Brockden Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton, and Thomas Pynchon, but scholarly analyses of contemporary Chicano literature and Harlem Renaissance fiction. Engendering conversations about forms of writing that do not succumb to traditional genres, SAF interrogates and redraws both generic and geographic boundaries. SAF is the only journal encompassing American literature from the North American colonial past to the United States' globalized present.
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Studies in American Fiction strongly prefers electronic submissions; potential contributors should send queries or submissions in Word (.doc or .docx) format to BOTH Duncan Faherty (duncan.faherty@qc.cuny.eduAND Maria Farland (farland@fordham.edu). A confirmation email will be sent within five days of receipt; if not, please email to confirm that the submission has been received. Any hard copies should be sent to the Editors at:

Studies in American Fiction
c/o Duncan Faherty
Department of English
Queens College
Flushing, NY 11367-1597

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins, in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font. Submissions should not exceed 11,000 words, including endnotes.

Please supply an abstract of 100 or fewer words with your paper.

Please note that readers' reports are not automatically given. It is SAF policy not to return manuscripts unless a SASE is included.

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.

Peer Review Policy

Submission Policy. All submissions to Studies in American Fiction (SAF) must be original work, and may not be under consideration elsewhere. We print essays that are in the range of 8,000-10,000 words, excluding footnotes (we do not consider longer work). We do not consider book reviews, translations, reprints, or any work that is not a scholarly essay devoted to works of American fiction, broadly defined.

Type of preliminary review. Upon receipt, the editorial group at SAFcarefully screens submitted work for suitability. “Suitability” covers a wide range of considerations and does not always reflect negatively on the caliber of the submission. In general, if we sent out an essay for review, we believe that the essay has the potential to appear in the journal. The preliminary review period is generally 2-3 weeks.

Type of review. We have a blind review process, meaning that any and all identifying marks are removed from the essay prior to its being sent to readers. In general, we specify a two-month period for the completion of the review. We ask readers to submit a report of approximately 400-500 words, though suggested revisions may run longer. The criteria for review include: 1) original contribution to the field of study; 2) engagement with critical debates in the field, or in the study author and/or literary work; 3) coherence and development of the essay’s argument; 4) supporting evidence for the essay’s claims. Readers generally recommend reject, revise/resubmit; accept without revisions. The latter recommendation is rare.

Revisions/Re-review. In the majority of cases, readers recommend revisions. The essay is returned to the author with two reports, and the time for revisions is at the author’s discretion, though in ordinary circumstances we recommend a minimum of 6 weeks. If the requested revisions are minor, the essay is then reviewed by the editorial group. If the requested revisions are more ambitious, the essay is returned to the readers. After acceptance the essay is assigned a publication date. By design, essays accepted to SAF go into print fairly quickly—ordinarily within one year of acceptance.

Editors

Maria Farland, Fordham University
Duncan Faherty, Queens College and The CUNY Graduate Center

Editorial Board

Edward Cahill, Fordham University
Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University
Kandice Chuh, The CUNY Graduate Center
Daniel Contreras, Fordham University
Glenn Hendler, Fordham University
Hildegard Hoeller, College of Staten Island and The CUNY Graduate Center
Eric Lott, The CUNY Graduate Center
Julie C. Kim, Fordham University
Robert F. Reid-Pharr, The CUNY Graduate Center
David Reynolds, The CUNY Graduate Center
Joan Richardson, The CUNY Graduate Center
Siân Silyn Roberts, Queens College (CUNY)
Rebecca Sanchez, Fordham University
Jordan Stein, Fordham University

Advisory Editors

Rachel Adams, Columbia University
Walter Benn Michaels, University of Illinois at Chicago
Lawrence Buell, Harvard University
Michelle Burnham, Santa Clara University
Amy Hungerford, Yale University
Christopher Looby, UCLA
Louis Menand, Harvard University
Monica Miller, Barnard College
Sianne Ngai, UCLA
Shirley Samuels, Cornell University

Managing Editors

Sara Jane Stoner, The CUNY Graduate Center
Paul Thifault, Springfield College

Send books for review to:

Maria Farland, English Department
Fordham University
Rose Hill Campus
441 East Forham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
farland@fordham.edu

Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

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  • De Gruyter Saur
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    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 4/15/1988-
    • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 1/1/1993-
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    • The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Abstracts of English Studies   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Children's Literature Abstracts   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Index to Book Reviews in the Humanities   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • MLA Abstracts of Articles in Scholarly Journals   (Ceased)  (Print)

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Readers include: Scholars and students of criticism and comparative studies of American fiction

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