Wreck Park Journal is Accepting Essays and Reviews

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Wreck Park Journal

Wreck Park is an international journal run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

Wreck Park’s Criticism section locates itself within transnational American and postcolonial studies. Our aim is to provide a discursive space for interested – implicated, errant, politically invested – investigations that aim to occupy, disrupt, and re-constellate literary, cultural, and theoretical discourses.

Wreck Park invites essays which participate in the ongoing dismantling and reformulation of transnational, postcolonial, and critical discourses. We seek works that historicize, problematize, and provoke the dominant methodologies of criticism in the humanities. We look for scholars who embrace and make productive the antagonisms of critical analysis; who politicize the aesthetic and criticize the political; who disclose the contradictions of current, hegemonic discourses and – through challenging these orientations – articulate new frontiers in scholarship.

The editorial process for the criticism section of Wreck Park meets the professional standard for double-blind, peer review; accordingly, articles published in Wreck Park is indexed with the MLA International Bibliography can be listed as a peer-reviewed for purposes of tenure and promotion. In our commitment to open and public scholarship, we will not be available through expensive, exclusive database searches. We will rather remain available online, for free.

Article submissions are usually between 6,000 and 10,000 words and formatted to conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Book Review submissions should follow the above guidelines but broadly remain between 600 and 2,000 words. If interested in submitting a book review, it is strongly recommended to submit a brief proposal of a book prior to submitting the review (or to request a list of books the journal is interested in having reviewed).

While Wreck Park is always welcoming submissions, the deadline for consideration in our upcoming issue is March 31st, 2017.

If interested, please send your article or review to the editor at wreckpark.criticism@gmail.com

For more information, visit the journal’s official website at www.wreckparkjournal.com.


M. Heiligenthal

Criticism Editor

Wreck Park Literary Journal