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Department of English, Gauhati University
Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually by the Department of English, Gauhati University. Margins is now inviting submissions for its 4th issue due for publication in March 2015. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture through five 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 to 10,000 words).
2. Margins would also consider new work by young researchers in areas that meet the journal’s focus that would be published as Work in Progress (5000 to 7000 words).
3. The journal also invites shorter (3000 to 5000 word) essays or Notes that provide information about marginal literary and cultural 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).
5. 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).
All word limits are inclusive of references.
Submissions should use the MLA Handbook style (7th edn) for referencing (using endnotes but not the automatic endnotes provided by MS Word), and be sent as an email attachment in MS Word to firstname.lastname@example.org. Simultaneous submissions are not welcome. Potential contributors should send their completed essays (accompanied by an abstract of not more than 500 words; 5 keywords; and a short paragraph on the contributor) by November 30, 2014. Contributors are also requested to conform to the word limit. There will be a preliminary screening by the editorial team after which papers will be sent to the reviewers. Following the review process, authors will have two weeks to make their corrections and resend the completed pieces. Once the articles are selected the contributors will be required to give an undertaking to the effect that all material borrowed from other sources are duly acknowledged.
The first issue is available on the Gauhati University website: http://www.gauhati.ac.in. The third issue is currently in the process of preparation.