Postgraduate English Journal Issue 39 Call for Submissions (Autumn 2019)

deadline for submissions: 
August 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Durham University

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 30th August 2019 for the journal’s 39th edition. Early submission is greatly encouraged.


Contributions from any area of literary research are welcome to reflect a wide diversity of interests. If submitting a book review, please contact the editors in advance with details of the book you wish to review. When submitting your work, please include the name of your institution, the full title of your programme, and the title of the essay or review, as well as an email address and keywords for reference.

All articles now need to comply with the MHRA style guide with references included in footnotes rather than as in-text parenthetical citations. Footnotes should appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced rather than at the end of the paper and should be in 10 pt. They should be single spaced, and there should be a footnote separator rule (line). Some further points to note:

·      Footnote numbers or symbols in the text must follow, rather than precede, punctuation

·      Text needs to be double spaced, without additional spacing after paragraphs

·      Font: 12pt, Times New Roman

·      Alignment: Left

·      Margins: 1 inch/2.54 cm all around

·      Long quotations (more than three lines): included in the text as block quotations, single spaced, indentation increased by 1.27 cm on both sides

·      Page numbers: plain number, bottom centre of the page

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in print and electronic media and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript. For queries or further information contact:

We are also happy to advertise postgraduate conferences in the UK and Europe on request.

For more information about the journal, and to read current and previous issues, please visit: 

Submissions should be sent to the editors, Aalia Ahmed and Lucia Scigliano, via