Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature (TSWL) seeks submissions of articles, notes, and essays for our Archives, Innovations, and Academy sections. TSWL focuses on women’s literature in all time periods and places, including foreign-language literatures, and in every genre—poetry, prose, drama, essays, diaries, memoirs, journalism, and criticism. While submissions need not be exclusively concerned with female writers, the focus must be on women and writing, explicating the specific links between the woman writer and her work. Tulsa Studies particularly encourages work in feminist critical and literary theory.
Articles must place the writer and her work in some larger literary, historical, political, or social framework and argue a thesis that encompasses more than a reading of a single text or several texts by a single author. Articles should be 6,000–9,000 words, excluding endnotes. Please also send an abstract of no more than 100–200 words. Notes can be up to 4,000 words and need to present new, factual material concerning a writer or her work or illuminate a problem of textual interpretation based on factual bibliographical or biographical information. Archive essays should be presented as bibliographies, descriptions of particular archives, or narratives of archival research. They should be limited to 1,500–3,000 words. Innovation essays are descriptions of new approaches to the study of women’s writing, such as digital humanities projects, or reflections on the effects of such projects on the field; they are approximately 2,000–5,000 words. Academy essays discuss challenges in the academy as they affect women scholars or the study of women’s literature and can be up to 2,500 words.
There is no deadline for general submissions; manuscripts are considered on a rolling basis. For submission instructions, see https://tswl.utulsa.edu/about-journal/submissions/. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.