Announcement: "Chat with an Editor" sessions at MLA

deadline for submissions: 
January 10, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
contact email: 

Reminder: "Chat with an Editor" at the MLA is back!

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) is pleased to announce an excellent mentoring opportunity at this year’s MLA Convention in Seattle. Interested participants can sign up for 20-minute, one-on-one meetings with editors from top scholarly journals to learn about every aspect of the publication process, from initial submission to Revise & Resubmit, from turning a dissertation chapter into an article to managing readers’ reports, etc. Graduate students and early-career scholars are especially welcome!

Chat sessions will be held on Friday, January 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and on Saturday, January 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in WSCC Rm 609, with editors in attendance from the following journals:

  ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature

  Comparative Literature Studies

  Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology

  English Literary Renaissance

  Journal of Asian-American Studies

  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

  Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers


  New Literary History

  MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

  MLQ: Modern Language Quarterly


  SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500–1900

  Victorian Literature and Culture

Sign up in advance to ensure a 20-minute time slot with your preferred editor, or feel free to walk in during one of the Chat sessions to see who’s available.

For sign-ups and questions, please contact: Nora Gilbert, CELJ Mentoring Coordinator, at

We still have plenty of time slots available; come on by!