Essay Submissions

Publishing in Textual Cultures

Textual Cultures is published twice a year. Published in only online format since fall 2013, Textual Cultures invites essays from scholars around the world in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. All articles will appear also with abstracts in English. The submission process is fully electronic. Authors should type, “Submission to Textual Cultures” in the subject line.

Essays for consideration should be sent to the appropriate sectional editor.

Essays in English on North American, British and Australian literatures and cultures should be sent by Microsoft Word email attachment to Marta Werner, Editor-in-Chief, at

Essays in languages other than English on European, South American, Asian and African literatures and cultures should be sent by Microsoft Word email attachment to Michelangelo Zaccarello, Editor and European Coordinator, at

While we strongly encourage readers and submitters to register at IU ScholarWorks (, we only accept essays via the above email addresses.


Preparing an essay for Textual Cultures

All essays submitted to the journal cannot have been previously published, nor can they be before another journal for consideration.

Essays should follow the latest (17th) edition of the Chicago Manual of Style’s “B citational style” with abbreviated author, date, page references in parentheses coordinated with a list of works cited. Footnotes should be reserved for additional discussion.

A complete Submission Preparation Checklist is included here.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (see: that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors warrant that their submission is their own original work, and that they have the right to grant the rights contained in this license. Authors also warrant that their submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone’s copyright. If the submission contains material for which an author does not hold the copyright, authors warrant that they have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant Indiana University the rights required by this license, and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of their submission.
  3. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.