American Literature and its Societal Impressions

full name / name of organization: 
Connecticut Review
contact email: 
ctreview@easternct.edu

“When the frost is on the punkin’ and the fodder’s in the shock…” American authors have prided themselves on exploring and displaying their cultural (and regional) differences. Some incorporate the use of Midwestern, southern American, or New England dialect that gives much insight to readers about where authors come from, and what they value and treasure about those places.

CT Review is looking for academic essays that explore how American authors use cultural heritage and/or regional dialect in their writing to shed light on every day American life, how it has affected other writers, and how it has helped to shape or reinforce the impression of certain regions on readers on a grander scale.

Submission Guidelines

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of poetry, literary plays, short fiction, translations, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, and academic articles of general interest.

Submission Guidelines:

• Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
• Submit two copies of each piece.
• The first page of each poem, story, essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and email address in the upper left corner.
• Poets should submit no more than five poems.
• Translated work must be accompanied by appropriate written permissions from author or publisher.
• Typed manuscripts should be on 8.5 x 11 paper in MLA style when appropriate.
• Color photography and color artwork should be submitted as slides or transparencies. The title, date of composition, size of original, medium, and name and address of the artist should be indicated. Black and white photography and art work should be labeled in the same way. Work with vertical orientation is preferred and should be indicated.
• Each submission must be accompanied by a brief autobiographical statement.
• Send SASE for reply only. Manuscripts will be recycled. Mail without a return address on the outside envelope will not be opened.
• The reading period for Connecticut Review is 1 September through 31 May.

Send all submissions labeled by genre to:

Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street
Hartford CT 06105-2337

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american