The Wallace Stevens Journal welcomes submissions on all aspects of Wallace Stevens’s poetry and life. Articles range from interpretive criticism of his poetry and essays to comparisons with other writers, from biographical and contextual studies to more theoretically informed reflections. Also welcome are previously unpublished primary or archival material and photographs, proposals for guest-edited special issues, as well as original Stevens-inspired artistic and creative works.
Manuscripts should be prepared according to current MLA style (see Ninth Edition of the MLA Handbook, 2021), using Works Cited format and parenthetical citation. All lines should be double-spaced (including lines in the notes). The standard sources for quotations from Stevens’s works are Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose (Library of America, 1997) and Letters of Wallace Stevens (Knopf, 1966; rpt. Berkeley, 1996). In parenthetical citations in the text, these two sources are abbreviated as CPP and L, respectively. In rare instances where a small error in CPP occurs, it will be silently corrected on the basis of the corrected edition of The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (Vintage Books, 2015).
Authors should consult recent articles to see typical content, standard form, and usual length. The journal publishes both shorter and longer pieces; there are no strict limits as to word count.
The journal also publishes poetry related to or inspired by Wallace Stevens, as well as book reviews, news and comments, a current bibliography of annual scholarship on Stevens, and reproductions of artwork inspired by the poet. For poetry submissions, contact the Poetry Editor below. For inquiries and proposals with regard to book reviews, contact the Book Review Editor below. If you are interested in proposing cover art, contact the Art Editor below.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Editor as attached documents. Please provide full contact information on a separate title page: name, address, phone, and e-mail. Do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript itself, and compose your text in such a way that it does not compromise anonymity in the review process.
Except for quotations from the standard sources of Stevens, authors of accepted articles are required to furnish photocopies, scans, or smartphone pictures of all quotations, with the passages clearly marked, for systematic verification. Title, author, copyright information, and page number(s) should be clear.
Authors should not quote whole poems that are still under copyright (1923 and after), and they should critically discuss quoted passages, not merely use them as illustration.
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The Wallace Stevens Journal welcomes original work that relates to the writings of Wallace Stevens and is not simultaneously being submitted elsewhere. Submissions can be scholarly essays as well as shorter notes and reflections, interviews, creative work, artwork, poems, reviews, translations, etc. While all materials undergo assessment by one or more members of the Editorial Board, it is the scholarly essays that are subject to a standard double-blind peer review. For nearly all submissions, the Editor and Associate Editors undertake a preliminary screening; in the case of book reviews, this is done together with the Book Review Editor; in the case of poems, it is the Poetry Editor who decides.
Scholarly essays may be of varying length. They are assessed with the usual academic criteria (originality, clarity, theoretical and methodological sophistication, etc.), but the author should bear in mind that assessors are experts who are well versed in the history of Stevens criticism. Submissions should be aware of this history and relate claims to extant scholarship. Authors are advised to acquaint themselves thoroughly in advance with the subjects already discussed in the journal. (The first 35 years are available in open access on the Wallace Stevens Society website, the rest through Project MUSE.) Peer-review reports distinguish among four categories: accept; minor revisions; major revisions; reject. Revised essays are processed by the Editor, though he may opt for renewed peer review. In case of final acceptance, the journal’s production schedule may necessitate an extended wait, as most issues nowadays are special rather than general issues.
Bart Eeckhout, University of Antwerp
John N. Serio, Clarkson University
Lisa Goldfarb, Gallatin School, New York University
Gül Bilge Han, Mälardalen University
Zachary Finch, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Dennis Barone, University of Saint Joseph
Alexis Serio, University of Texas at Tyler
Charles Altieri, University of California, Berkeley
Milton J. Bates, Marquette University
Jacqueline Vaught Brogan, University of Notre Dame
Stephanie Burt, Harvard University
Robert Buttel, Temple University
Angus Cleghorn, Seneca College
Bonnie Costello, Boston University
Alan Filreis, University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Gould, University of East Anglia
Lee M. Jenkins, University College Cork
James Longenbach, University of Rochester
Glen MacLeod, University of Connecticut, Waterbury
Rachel Malkin, University of Oxford
Justin Quinn, University of West Bohemia
Edward Ragg, independent scholar, Beijing
Jahan Ramazani, University of Virginia
Patrick Redding, Manhattanville College
Joan Richardson, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Tony Sharpe, Lancaster University
Lisa M. Steinman, Reed College
Juliette Utard, Sorbonne University
Krzysztof Ziarek, State University of New York, Buffalo
Send books for review to:
Book Review Editor, The Wallace Stevens Journal
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Department of English/Communications
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.
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Readers include: Scholars and students of poetry and American literature and members of the Wallace Stevens Society
Print circulation: 184
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