Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

deadline for submissions: 
September 16, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Brigham Young University
contact email: 

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.

Submissions should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words (not including the works cited). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system (

We are now accepting submissions for our Fall 2023 issue.

Submission Deadline: September 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM MT

We prioritize undergraduate submissions, but will consider submissions from those who have recently graduated and students pursuing a master's degree. Because we want to help undergraduates publish their work, we do not publish essays by PhD candidates or research scholars.