Call for Submissions: LITERATURE IN THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC (LEAR)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
LITERATURE IN THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC (LEAR),a peer-reviewed, scholarly, print annual published by AMS Press, welcomes awide range of submissions on the literary culture of the United States fromroughly the adoption of the Constitution in 1789 to the death of James FenimoreCooper in 1851. We also seek submissions addressing (or establishing criticaleditions of) unpublished archival manuscripts (e.g., letters, diaries, poems,and other documents) of cultural or literary relevance to the period.
Please format essays in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition),"short endnotes with full bibliography" method. Articles normally should runfrom 20-25 double-spaced, typewritten pages (or 7000-10,000 words). Longersubmissions, such as editorial projects, will also be considered. Assubmissions undergo blind review by outside readers, the author's name shouldappear only in the cover letter. We prefer electronic submissions (with filesin MS Word), but contributors sending manuscripts via regular mail shouldprovide three double-spaced copies accompanied by a self-addressed stampedenvelope.
The deadline for consideration in our thirdvolume is 15 January 2010.
Send electronic submissions as MS Wordattachments to sivils[at]iastate.edu
Address regular mail submissions to the followingaddress:
Matthew Wynn Sivils, co-editor Literature in the Early American Republic
Department of English
203 Ross Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1201
LEAR is edited by Matthew Wynn Sivils (Iowa State University) and Jeffrey Walker (Oklahoma State University). Lance Schachterle(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) serves as an advisory editor.
For more information, visit http://www.amspressinc.com/lear.html