Studies in the Novel invites submissions on all aspects of the novel from its inception to the present day. We are as interested in traditional texts as in newly discovered works, emerging novelists, and popular genres (such as children's literature, mass market novels, the graphic novel, and experimental long fiction). We welcome articles engaged in most contemporary critical methods; however, we will only consider studies in narratology and linguistics that minimize specialized terminology and address themselves to a broad readership in literary studies.

Send submissions via e-mail attachment in MS Word, devoid of personal identifying information. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 28 pages in length, inclusive of endnotes and Works Cited, have standard formatting (1" margins, double-spaced throughout, etc.), and conform to the latest edition of the MLA Style Manual. Endnotes should be as brief and as limited in number as possible. Illustrations may accompany articles; high-resolution digital files (JPEGs preferred) must be provided upon article acceptance. All copyright permissions must be obtained by the author prior to publication.

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For a special issue on “Science Fictions” Studies in the Novel seeks critical responses to the genres of SF. Essays would consider debates within SF’s various communities of genre and affiliation, as well as across these communities, with an emphasis on the SF novel or writings of any kind by noted SF novelists. Submission deadline is September 1, 2014; all questions and submissions should be directed to

Guest Editor: Farah Mendlesohn, Professor and Chair of English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, author of Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan 2008), and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2003).