Americana is currently accepting submissions. We publish a spring edition in late June/early July and a fall edition in late December/early January. Your work will be considered for the next available issue.
Please attach and email manuscripts to:
A note on reading times: We publish twice a year. Our reading period for spring is January through June with the spring edition decision and publication coming in late June/July. Our reading period for fall is July through December with the fall edition decision and publication coming late December.
Note: These guidelines apply only to those
submitting to the academic journal.
1) Articles must be attached to a brief cover letter in the email text containing the author's name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.
2) Articles must follow MLA style guidelines. (Please use MLA style parenthetical references, a works cited page, no or very few notes. One space after periods.)
3) Articles must be analytical, original, and focus on some element of twentieth or twenty-first century American Studies, especially pertaining to popular culture 1900 to present.
4) Articles should be no more than 10,000 words in length.
5) Authors are responsible for reprint permissions of any images. Please do not send accompanying images if you do not own the copyright or have reprint permission in hand.
6) Because the Advisory Board of Americana practices double blind review, articles must not contain the name of the author or any reference to the author.
7) We are open access and are looking for the widest possible global audience. We don't wish to be banned in conservative countres, etc. As such, we do not publish profanity, gratuitously violent, or erotic
work. If the material is not vital to your argument, cut it. If it is, you may consider submitting it elsewhere or eliding word choice etc. with hyphens.
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