Journal Submissions: Indiana English

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana English / Indiana College English Association
contact email: 

Indiana English, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Indiana College English Association, encourages submissions on the role of English studies in the Midwest but will consider submissions on any topic related to English literature and criticism, linguistics, or pedagogy. We are particularly interested in narratives that explore the recent struggles our colleagues have had with AI. We also publish original creative work (fiction, poetry, creative or literary nonfiction, and photography).

Submission Instructions:

  • Scholarly articles should be between 4,000-10,000 words, include an abstract of no more than 300 words.

  • Book Reviews should not exceed 1,500 words; we recommend inquiring about a book's appropriateness for review before sending a full review. 

  • Poetry should be no more than 3 poems, up to 5 pages. Please submit all your poems in one document. Please indicate if poems are meant to be considered together, or may be considered individually.

  • Short stories and creative nonfiction should aim to be between 2,500-5,000 words, but shorter pieces are welcome. 


Areas of potential paper topics might come from the following fields:

  • Narratives exploring recent struggles or successes with AI

  • Literary analysis and/or textual criticism

  • Pedagogy, Teaching, and Classroom Practices

  • Knowledge production and meaning-making in English Studies

  • Writing across the curriculum (WAC) and/or writing in the disciplines (WID)

  • Rhetoric and composition

  • Linguistics/language studies

  • Historical and/or cultural contextualizations of literature and rhetoric

  • Professional writing

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL/TEFL/TELL, etc.)

  • Cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary work 

  • Creative submissions


All submissions need to follow the following formatting requirements:

  • Double-spaced

  • Times New Roman or Arial font, 12 pt.

  • Current MLA style guidelines

  • Free of your name or other identifying/contact information

  • Submitted as .doc, .docx, .pages

To see the most recent issue of Indiana English, follow this link.

Submissions or questions can be sent to