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 66th 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.

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 or

Victorians Journal of Culture and Literature editorial standards

Please direct any questions to Deborah Logan, Editor at or

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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Calls for Papers

Winter 2021: Victorian Domesticity

Victorians Journal invites submissions to our Winter 2021 number exploring Victorian Domesticity, with Guest Acquisitions Editor, Tamara Wagner. Topics might include issues of class in paid and unpaid domestic labor, reassessments of gendered divisions of labor, representations of the practicalities of domestic labor, the dangers and inconveniences of household work, technology and the home, household work in the empire, domestic accessories and the leisure industry. Please contact Tamara Wagner ( or Deborah Logan (

Summer 2021: Bicentenary 1820-1821

Victorians Journal of Culture and Literature seeks new work on significant figures whose birth bicentenary is 1820-1821, including Bengali educator Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820-91), in the context of both the British Raj and rising Indian nationalism; Florence Nightingale, John Tenniel, Jean Ingelow, George Grove, and Anna Sewell.

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