Submission Information


Mailing Address:

    Editors, Genre
    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.

Email AddressesóPlease note that the Genre main email address has changed:     †††††††††† ††††††Submissions, subscriptions and general correspondence            †††††††† †††††††Editorial queries and correspondence††††††† ††††††††Queries about Special Issues ††††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.

Manuscripts submitted 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.

Peer Review:

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.




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