Department of English
University of Oklahoma
760 Van Vleet Oval, Room 113
Norman, OK 73019-2021
Due to budget
constraints, the Genre telephone line and voicemail have been
discontinued. All correspondence should be directed to the mailing address
above, the email address below, or the University of Oklahoma Department of
English fax number, (405) 325-0831.
firstname.lastname@example.org †††††††††† ††††††Submissions, subscriptions and general correspondence
email@example.com †††††††† †††††††Editorial queries and correspondence
Schleifer@ou.edu††††††† ††††††††††Queries about Special Issues
Amanda_klinger@ou.edu †††††Book Review Queries
Genre is always looking for exciting, sophisticated essays on topics involving literary or cultural artifacts, the disciplines that study them, and the modes of understanding and analysis to which they give rise. For more detailed information about our publication policy, please check the Genre Editorial Statement. If you are uncertain whether your essay is appropriate for Genre or not, please contact the editors for clarification.
Printed manuscripts, in triplicate and accompanied by return postage, should follow the MLA Style Sheet with notes placed after the text. Critical articles should not exceed 10,000 words, and non-commissioned book reviews should not exceed 2500 words. All correspondence should be addressed to the Editors.
as attachments to email should also follow the MLA format and the length limits
noted above. Such submissions should be sent to the general Genre
email address above, accompanied by a cover message containing institutional or
other scholarly affiliation as well as snail mail address information. If
we encounter any difficulty in accessing your file attachment, we will contact
you via email and attempt to correct any incompatibility problems so that your
file can be read. If compatibility issues cannot be resolved via email,
we reserve the right to request print submission of the manuscript in question.
Genre's peer-review process solicits reports from two specialist readers for each submission. The recommendations of these specialists determine whether the submission will be accepted or not, and in cases of conditional acceptance they determine what revisions will be requested prior to publication. Because these specialist readers are active members of the international scholarly community, the editors of Genre cannot always accurately predict their schedules for manuscript review; however, we normally provide the author with our decision on publication within six months of original receipt.
In cases involving
relatively non-canonical subjects of study or uncommon interdisciplinary
combinations, we ask authors to include a short list of qualified reviewers to
which we can turn if we are unable to locate readers in our existing
pool. If such a list does not accompany the submission, we may
contact the author to request one.