A Journal of Culture and Literature

Edited by Deborah Logan, Western Kentucky University

Frequency: Biannually (beginning Summer 2017)

Print ISSN: 2166-0107
Electronic ISSN: 2475-6741

Now in its 65th year, Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature welcomes interdisciplinary approaches to Victorian literature and culture and continues to respond to developmental shifts in the discipline of Victorian studies. Formerly named The Victorian Newsletter (ISSN: 0042-5192), VCL looks forward to continuing its long history of scholarly excellence and professional integrity.

Call for submissions: Special issue on Anne Brontë

Victorians Editor Deborah Logan is pleased to invite new work on Anne Brontë for the journal’s special issue marking Anne’s birth bicentenary. This is the third part of Victorians’s trilogy marking the Brontë sisters’ bicentenaries: Charlotte in 2016, Emily in 2018, and Anne in 2020. Guest Acquisitions Editor is Deborah Denenholz Morse; Assistant Guest Editor and Book Reviewer is Amber Pouliot. Submissions should be new work not previously published or under consideration elsewhere; in the 7500 to 9500 word range (inclusive); and in MLA formatting. Deadline for initial consideration is March 1, 2020, with notification in May, final revisions in July, and publication in November. Please send questions and / or submissions to

Manuscript Submissions

MLA formatting and documentation sent as electronic e-mail attachment (MS Word doc or RFT). Word count: 5,500 to 7,500 inclusive. Email submissions to

Victorians Journal of Culture and Literature editorial standards

Please direct any questions to Deborah Logan, Editor at

Work accepted for publication in Victorians Journal is subject to editing designed to bring articles into conformity with House standards, including style, grammar, and usage. Publication is predicated on requested revisions and editing, along the following guidelines:

Eliminating personal pronouns / self-referencing in favor of more objective language / tone

American spellings in author narrative, preserving British spellings as they occur in quotations

American grammatical usage

MLA punctuation and citation formatting, as employed by Victorians Journal

Eliminating repetitive use of secondary titles within the text and footnotes (found on works cited)

Avoiding parenthetical asides wherever possible

Minimizing footnotes to prevent parallel narratives. Notes should be limited to conveying relevant references for further study.

Explain (in text through word / phrase or as a footnote) obscure / rarified or culturally-specific terms and jargon

Use of italics is reserved for book titles, foreign terms, and occasional emphases (denoted “emphasis added”)

Advisory Board

Advisory Board
Ella Dzelzainis, Birkbeck College, London
Nikolai Endres, Western Kentucky University
Maria Frawley, George Washington University
Brent Kinser, Western Carolina University
William Harmon, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Cora Kaplan, Queen Mary University, London
David Latane, Virginia Commonwealth U.
Deborah Denenholz Morse, College of William & Mary
Albert Pionke, University of Alabama
Amber Pouliot, Harlaxton College
Valerie Sanders, University of Hull
Beverly Taylor, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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