Contact NLH

If you are interested in submitting an article to "New Literary History," please e-mail your submission as an attachment to or send it by mail to Mollie Washburne, Managing Editor, "New Literary History," University of Virginia, 219 Bryan Hall, Charlottesville, VA  22904-4121.  The phone number for "New Literary History" is 434-982-2712; the fax number is 434-982-2760. Please see below for author guidelines.

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Author Guidelines

New Literary History publishes essays on topics of theoretical significance within and beyond literary studies. The journal especially welcomes two types of contribution:

  1. articles that engage with literary and cultural theory, including concepts of period, genre, or style, questions of hermeneutics and the reading process, problems of representation, and the relations between literary studies and other disciplines;
  2. articles addressing general theoretical or methodological questions that are of interest to scholars in a wide range of fields. Contributors should bear in mind New Literary History’s international and intellectually diverse readership.

Endnotes are used rather than bibliographies. Chicago style is preferred. Contributions of 6,000-10,000 words can be submitted by regular mail or e-mail. NLH does not publish digressive endnotes.