The San Joaquin Valley Journal Spring 2011 Issue

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The San Joaquin Valley Journal is accepting submissions for the Spring 2011 issue. SJVJ offers a forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley. In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the southern portion of California's Central Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Journal is refereed and publishes two electronic issues a year during the fall and spring. The inaugural issue was published in August 2010

Manuscript guidelines:
Submissions must be written in English. Submissions should be no less than 12 and no longer than 25 pages in length and must include a brief abstract (not to exceed 250 words). Submissions must use MLA style. Documents should be double-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11-inch pages with 1-inch margins. Documents should also use 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Journal articles must include parenthetical references, a works cited page, and endnotes.

Submissions must include three paper copies. To facilitate blind review, the author's name and essay title should appear only on the coversheet. Submissions are evaluated by members of the SJVJ editorial staff. Submissions must also include an electronic copy. Send the electronic copy via email to Mail paper submissions to San Joaquin Valley Journal, Department of English, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA 95382. Submission deadline: February 1, 2011.

Authors retain the copyright to work accepted for publication but grant SJVJ unlimited right to reproduce or publish the work in whole or in part.