Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Gauhati University
contact email: 

Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture deadline for submissions: November 30, 2021 full name / name of organization: Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati: 781014, Assam, India contact email: 

Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culturefull name / name of organization: Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati: 781014, Assam, Indiacontact email:

Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually by the Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture through four kinds of writings: 1) It welcomes examination of the historical and the contemporary through interdisciplinary perspectives – looking at texts in both their wider conceptual and immediate situational significance (7500 and 10,000 words). 2) It has a special interest in the retrieval of texts and authors who have been invisible in mainstream disciplinary concerns but are considered significant in their respective locations and are presented convincingly and this is presented as a Special Choice by the journal (10,000 words). 3) Margins would also consider new work by young researchers in areas that meet the journal's focus as also shorter (3000 to 5000) word essays that provide information about marginal literary and cultural texts, pedagogical issues of teaching the margins / teaching at the margins, or marginal and neglected aspects of canonical texts. 4) The journal also has a book review section and will be open to reviews of books that match its thrust on the marginal (up to 2500 words for reviews and 5000 words for review essays). All word limits are inclusive of references.

Submissions should use the MLA Handbook (8th or 9th editions) style for referencing (using endnotes –as few as possible - and Works Cited). In the case of citations from poems and plays line numbers must be provided. All borrowed material should be duly credited. The journal will not be responsible for consequences resulting from plagiarism of any kind kind.

Contributors are requested not to use the automatic Insert option for references and notes but insert them manually. All submissions conforming to these requirements should be sent as an email attachment in MS Word to to Potential contributors should send their completed essays by November 30, 2021. Margins can be accessed in:

Bibhash Choudhury
Editor, Margins
Department of English
Gauhati University
Guwahati: 781014
Assam: India