Are you an undergraduate studying English or a related discipline at any university? Want to publish and receive feedback on your work from leading academics in your field? Then the Durham English Review may be for you. Miranda van Norden, the editor of the seventh issue, says that submitting your work to the journal may be less daunting and more rewarding than you might think.
The aim of the Durham English Review is to provide a platform for undergraduates with a focus in English literature. Students throughout the world currently enrolled as undergraduates at an institute of higher education are encouraged to submit papers of between 3,000 and 8,000 words or academic book reviews of between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Presentation should conform to the journal’s style guidelines. Submitted articles will be sent to two suitably qualified members of the editorial board for review.
Whilst the majority of submissions will likely refer to primary texts written in English, the journal also welcomes submissions concerning texts commonly translated into English, and of great significance for English literature. Specifically, the journal encourages articles that treat works in the following languages: English, Old English, Old Norse, Old French and/or Middle English. The Durham English Review also strongly encourages submissions concerning the theory and practice of literary criticism.
The Durham English Review aspires to the highest degree of excellence. However, the editors and reviewers are aware that papers are written and submitted by undergraduates, not professional academics. Please feel free to submit a paper, and to continue to submit papers, even if you are unsure of the comparative standard of your papers internationally. All reviews should be constructive in their feedback: the journal seeks to showcase, support and nurture undergraduate talent.
The deadline for submissions for the next issue is December 1st 2017.
The Durham English Review is for undergraduate students. If you are a postgraduate student, you might want to consider submitting to our Postgraduate English Journal, one of the world’s longest-running online journals for postgraduate and early-career literary research.