CFP: [General] Criterion: BYU's Journal of Literary Criticism

full name / name of organization: 
Katie McNey
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master’s Students
Deadline: 2 January 2009

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department
of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future
Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent
literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master’s
students.
 
Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous
essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any
time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a
selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal’s two
Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor.
 
Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently
soliciting submissions for its 2008 volume, scheduled for publication in
April of 2009. The submission deadline for the 2008 volume is 2 January
2009. Essays received after this deadline will be considered for the 2009
volume.
 
Submissions should be double-spaced, between 3500 and 6000 words (not
including the bibliography), and written in English. They should be
formatted according the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be
sent as MS Word attachments to byucriterion_at_gmail.com. The accompanying
email—addressed to the Editors-in-Chief—should include the author’s full
name, undergraduate or graduate institution, current year (i.e. junior,
senior, first- or second-year master’s student), paper title, and contact
information (email, phone number, current address, and permanent address).
The email should also include an affirmation that the submission contains
the author’s original work and is free from plagiarism.
 
Criterion encourages authors to be sensitive to nuances of language and
presentation, avoiding language that exhibits racial, ethnic, and gender
bias, and treating issues of sexuality and violence with sensitivity.
 
The contents of Criterion represent the opinions and beliefs of the authors
and not necessarily those of the editors, staff, advisors, or Brigham Young
University.
 
Sincerely,
 
Kaila Brown and Katie McNey
2008–2009 Editors-in-Chief
 

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