Critical essays, reviews, popular-culture columns, and notices may be submitted by electronic mail (as an attached word processing document, if possible) or by snail-mail. PMC is no longer accepting unsolicited works of fiction or poetry.
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Snail Mail: PMC c/o Eyal Amiran
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Electronic submissions may be in Microsoft Word or Wordperfect. We can, however, handle other formats; if you submit a PDF, please make sure that the document’s text and properties do not identify you as the author.
The current MLA format is recommended for documentation in essays. We can read essays in any format, but will ask for MLA format for publication.
PMC does not have a specific word length requirement and can publish long pieces. Essays appearing in the journal tend to be between 6,000 and 11,000 words. Please include an abstract of up to 100 words in length with your submission.
The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.
Work submitted to Postmodern Culture (PMC) should be original, advance its fields of inquiry, have a clear focus and argument, and situate its claims in its relevant fields. PMC mostly publishes argumentative essays of 6,000-9,000 words but also supports experimental work when it is warranted. The journal may also consider English translations of theory or work suitable to our popular-culture column, but not fiction or poetry.
In the interest of authors, the journal considers simultaneous submission, but not work that is already published elsewhere. All submissions are screened by the editors in-house. Work that is suitable or the journal is sent to two reviewers from the journal's editorial board for double-anonymous review. Authors may be asked to revise their work, depending on the reviewers' comments, at which point work will return to the reviewers who requested revisions. Initial consideration can take 1-4 weeks; outside review varies, depending on availability of expert reviewers, but usually takes 8-10 weeks.
Eyal Amiran, University of California, Irvine
Mathias Nilges, St. Francis Xavier University
Ellen McCallum, Michigan State University
Rashmi Varma, University of Warwick
Judith Goldman, The University at Buffalo
Lisa Brawley, Vassar College
James F. English, University of Pennsylvania
Paula Geyh, Yeshiva University
Stuart Moulthrop, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
John Unsworth, University of Virginia
Denise Ferreira da Silva
Rachel Greenwald Smith
Books for review should be sent directly to the Book Review Editors:
Ellen McCallum, Book Review Editor
Mikko Tuhkanen, Book Review Editor
Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.
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