Scholarly Literary Studies Essays Wanted

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

The Pennsylvania Literary Journal is seeking scholarly essays in all literary genres, periods, and types. PLJ is a generalist journal that welcomes all types of scholarly discussion. In other words, essays can be on 18th century British literature, or on 20th century Spanish literature. Essays can also explore professional topics in academia (such as conferences, job applications, teaching methodology or gender bias), or explore topics regarding archival research or hypertext accessibility. Essays of almost any size are welcome from 500-word reviews, to short 2,000-word commentary essays, to long critical essays up to around 16,000 words. Most essays that are submitted are accepted to provide the public with the widest possible perspective on current research. There is no payment; writers receive free pdf copies of PLJ and CCR in exchange for their contribution. Email the work you are submitting with an abstract (if relevant) and your third-person paragraph biography to Editor Anna Faktorovich at

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066; Library of Congress Catalog Number: PN80.P46) is a printed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. PLJ is available through the EBSCO Academic Complete and ProQuest databases in full-text. It is also on sale as single issues on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and most other online bookstores. It is cataloged in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope’s Digest. PLJ has published works by and interviews with New York Times bestselling writers like Larry Niven and Cinda Williams Chima. Dr. R. Joseph Rodríguez received the 2015 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship’s Article Award for his article, “There Are Many Rooms” which appeared in Volume VI, Issue 1 of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal (El Paso Inc).