Essays for The John Updike Review

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The John Updike Review
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The John Updike Review is a newly-established, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published by the University of Cincinnati and The John Updike Society. The journal specializes in scholarship on the writings, life, and literary and cultural significance of John Updike.
The John Updike Review welcomes all critical approaches and publishes full-length articles as well as shorter notes, book reviews, bibliographical updates, and professional postings about conferences, calls for papers, scholarships, and other items of interest pertaining to Updike.
Submissions are reviewed by an editorial board comprised of Updike scholars and others knowledgeable about Updike and his writings. Work considered for publication is generally subjected to blind peer review by at least two outside readers and the editor.

Subscriptions: The best way to subscribe to The John Updike Review is to become a member of The John Updike Society, which provides benefits in addition to the journal. Membership dues for the 2010 calendar year are $25 for regular members and $20 for retirees and students. To join, visit the Society's website at:

Submissions: Those wishing to submit essays to The John Updike Review should follow these guidelines:
1. The journal welcomes full-length essays, approximately 20 to 30 pages, or 5,000 to 7,500 words. The journal also considers shorter notes of approximately 10 pages, or 2,500 words or less.
2. A brief abstract of approximately 50 words should accompany each submission.
3. Manuscripts should be double-spaced and conform to the current edition of The MLA Style Manual (parenthetical citation, discursive endnotes only, works cited).
4. Manuscripts may be submitted either electronically via email (as attached Word files) or through regular mail. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please provide author identification on a separate cover sheet. If regular mail is used, please submit two copies of the manuscript. If you would like the essay returned, please include a self-addressed return envelope with adequate postage.
5. Individuals whose manuscripts are accepted for publication must be able to provide a copy of the paper in electronic format.
6. All manuscripts and inquiries should be addressed to:
Professor James Schiff
Editor, The John Updike Review
Department of English
248 McMicken Hall
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069
Telephone: 513-556-0930

7. Receipt of your manuscript will be acknowledged. Decisions usually take between 8 and 12 weeks.

The journal also welcomes any information or professional postings (calls for papers, scholarships, grants, queries, etc.) pertaining to John Updike. All book reviews are assigned by the editor.