Archival Discoveries and Scholarly Bibliographies

deadline for submissions: 
March 25, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship published by Penn State UP, invites submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery. The journal also publishes scholarly bibliographies and other bibliographical overviews. Typical contributions include newly discovered letters and documents, checklists of primary and/or secondary writings about American authors, and biographical and compositional studies drawn from archival materials.

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay in which a leading scholar identifies new directions in the study of major authors. The journal has recently changed from an annual to a biannual publication, with volumes available in print and digitally. Promising submissions are reviewed by distinguished scholars on a timely basis.

Instructions for submissions may be found at:

Please direct inquiries to Co-Editors Nancy Sweet ( or Paul Thifault (

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