Update: African American Review is giving us a little more space and time.
Please note the later deadline and higher word limit.
The Nellie Tree: Reflections on the Life of Nellie Y. McKay
Recently, one of the central figures in African-American and Black Women¹s
literary studies, Nellie Y. McKay, passed away. Over the course of her
nearly forty years as an academic, she was one of the premier champions of
African-American literature, particularly the role of its women, as part of
the American canon.