Chat with an Editor at MLA in New York (1/5/18-1/6/18)

deadline for submissions: 
January 5, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell / Council of Editors of Learned Journals
contact email: 

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals is committed to mentoring authors at all career stages.  MLA members—especially new faculty, emerging scholars, and graduate students—are invited to meet with an experienced journal editor to discuss their writing for scholarly publication. This opportunity, managed by the CELJ Mentoring Coordinator, is provided at each MLA Convention by the CELJ, and is one of the organization’s signature events.

The “Chat with an Editor” session may address submission to a particular academic journal or address submission to academic journals in general. Topics may range from formulating a publishable project to understanding the review process to responding to the editor’s letter or readers’ reports about a submission. The “Chat” is intended to be a form of professional mentoring, one that will strengthen scholarly publication and academic career progression.

“Chat with an Editor” has been scheduled during MLA 2018 in New York in Concourse F at the Hilton.

Those interested in signing up for a 20-minute slot with a preferred editor, or who have questions about which editor might be a suitable match, may write to CELJ Mentoring Coordinator Janine Utell at

The Schedule:

January 5


Debra Rae Cohen, Modernism/modernity

Thomas Beebee, Comparative Literature Studies

Marshall Brown, MLQ: A Journal of Literary History

Sheri Spaine Long, Hispania


Becky Byron, SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900

Susan Tomlinson, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Michael Tavel Clarke, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature


Logan Browning, SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900

Elizabeth Wright, Bulletin of the Comediantes

January 6


Faye Halpern, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature

Thomas Beebee, Comparative Literature Studies


Gary Totten, MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Arthur Kinney, English Literary Renaissance

Karen Pinkus, Diacritics


Carolyn Sorisio, College Literature

Sharon Weltman, Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film