College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance

Manuscript Submissions

New Submissions Now Being Considered

The editors of ESQ invite submission of scholarly articles on any aspect of nineteenth-century American literature (see ESQ's Mission Statement for specifics). Manuscript submissions that find their way into our journal's pages typically range from 6,000 to 12,000 words (about 25 to 35 pages); monographs of up to 45 pages will be considered, but authors should understand that the bar is very high. Subject matter and treatment must fully justify the extended argument, and the critical urgency of the monograph should be clearly apparent from the start; unrevised dissertation chapters, for example, are not likely to meet with success. No cover letter is required.

Electronic submissions are strongly preferred and should be provided in Rich Text or Microsoft Word format; send by email attachment to the Editors at Print submissions should include two copies of the typescript as well as provisions for the return of one copy, if desired; address to the Editors, ESQ, Department of English, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164-5020. In aid of ESQ's commitment to double-blind review, the author's name should not appear on the essay itself.

Upon acceptance, contributors are asked to submit final versions that conform to The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (you may also consult Turabian's Manual, 6th edition, chapter 9), with some exceptions covered in ESQ's House Style Sheet. Links to our house style sheet and individual author style sheets are provided below for your convenience.

ESQ Style Sheet

ESQ Dickinson Style Sheet

ESQ Emerson Style Sheet

ESQ Hawthorne Style Sheet

ESQ Melville Style Sheet

ESQ Thoreau Style Sheet


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