UPDATE: Mester: General Issue (4/15/05; journal issue)
Due to the dates of Spring Break, the deadline for submissions for M E S T
ER 2005 Call for Papers has been extended to April 15, 2005.
M E S T E R
2005 Call for Papers, General Issue
Mester, the yearly graduate student academic journal of the Department of
Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA, seeks articles for its upcoming general
issue to be published in June 2005.
Our upcoming volume will be a general one open to any topic related to the
scope of the journal. Mester publishes critical articles, interviews, and
book reviews in the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish-American,
Brazilian and Chicano literatures and linguistics. Mester also welcomes
articles in Comparative Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies.
Articles may be written in Spanish, Portuguese, or English.
Publication decisions are based solely on the quality of the submissions,
which undergo triple-blind review. Mester is dedicated to publishing work
that demonstrates a high level of scholarship, and since 1970, we have built
a reputation as one of the best student-run journals in North America,
publishing articles by established scholars alongside the best work of
graduate students. The journal is indexed in the MLA International
Bibliography of Books and Articles under Modern Languages and Literatures.
To be considered for publication, manuscripts should not exceed 25
double-spaced pages, including endnotes; and must follow the latest edition
of the MLA Style Manual. The original and three copies are required for all
work. Please do not write the author's name on the manuscripts but include
it in a cover letter, along with the title of the article, institutional
affiliation, email and work and/or home address. Please number all pages.
Reviews for works published within the past two years are accepted in the
following categories: academic books, linguistics, new prose and fiction.
Reviews should be between 600 and 2,000 words in length. Publishers and
authors are welcome to submit books for possible selection.
Submissions that are being considered by another journal or any other
publisher are not accepted. Original rejected manuscripts will be returned
upon request if sufficient loose postage is provided.
The new extended deadline is April 15th, 2005, but early submissions are
Send all required materials to:
Mester, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA
5310 Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1532, USA
Marisol Castillo, Editor-in-chief, mester_at_ucla.edu
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or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
Received on Wed Apr 06 2005 - 20:10:01 EDT