Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011) [UPDATE]

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Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2011 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2011. The submission deadline for the
2011 issue is 21 January 2011. Essays received after this deadline will be considered for the 2012 issue.

Submissions for the general section should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted
according the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be sent as MS Word attachments to The accompanying email—addressed to the Editors-in-Chief—should include the author's full name, undergraduate or graduate institution, current year (i.e. junior, senior, first- or second-year master's student), paper title, and contact information (email,phone number, current address, and permanent address). The email should also include an affirmation that the submission contains the author's original work and is free from plagiarism.

Criterion encourages authors to be sensitive to nuances of language and presentation, avoiding language that exhibits racial, ethnic, and gender bias, and treating issues of sexuality and violence with sensitivity.

The contents of Criterion represent the opinions and beliefs of the authors and not necessarily those of the editors, staff, advisors, or Brigham Young University.

For its 2011 issue, Criterion anticipates reserving space for up to four essays exploring issues that relate to time in literature. For information on participating in this special forum, please visit Criterion's website,, and follow the "Current Issue" link under the Publications heading.

Amy Takabori and Emily Young
2010–2011 Editors-in-Chief