deadline for submissions: 
October 20, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Cotton University
contact email: 

Call for Papers



Negotiations is an annual peer-reviewed Journal published by the Department of English, Cotton University, erstwhile Cotton College, with ISSN   22500707. The journal has been recently included in the UGC approved list of journals in the Literature and Literary Theory Category (Serial no. 758, Journal no. 63468). Negotiations invites critical articles on Poetry in English for its fourth volume, scheduled to be out in December, 2017. The contributors may send articles on any thematic and/or stylistic aspects of poetry in English from all over the world.  Works on poetry in translation would also be considered, provided the English translation is already published. Some of the possible areas that can be explored across time and space are: poetry and ideology, poetry as carrier of cultural identity, poetics and politics of translation, politics of reception, the self in/and poetry, poetry in/and history, philosophy of/and poetry. However, the list in not exhausting and the contributors are welcome to engage with any other area relevant to this special issue of Negotiations on “Poetry in English.”


 All articles submitted for publication will be sent to referees for blind review. Hence, the contributors are requested to send in the name of the contributor/s, and his/her full official address along with e-mail id in a separate page. The contributors are also requested to send a declaration stating that the contribution is an unpublished one and free of plagiarism. Besides, a few more guidelines to be remembered are:


  • Manuscripts of the full-length articles should be between 4000-6000 words including works cited
  • The manuscripts should be prepared according to the MLA Handbook 7th edition
  • Endnotes must be used rather than footnotes
  • Works Cited should be included in the manuscript


As the next issue of Negotiations is scheduled for publication in December 2017, contributions for possible inclusion must reach the Editors of the Journal by 20th October 2017. Further extension of deadline will not be possible.


Contributions must be e-mailed to all the three editors of the journal. For any further information or clarifications you may contact any of the editors.



The Editors, Negotiations

Gautam Sarma,               


Jeetumoni Basumatary


Payal Jain


Please circulate the information among your interested colleagues, scholars and students