Peggy Herring
Administrative Assistant
English, Rhetoric, & Humanistic Studies

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Lexington, VA  24450 

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Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture and from all scholarly and critical approaches. We especially invite interdisciplinary studies of the literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States. Our diverse readership includes academics and non-academics who come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We prefer fresh, innovative essays that are informed by research and current critical theories but which avoid alienating jargon.

To facilitate our blind peer-review process, submit your essay electronically (in a Microsoft Word file only) to the editor (, making sure not to identify yourself anywhere in the text. We prefer submissions not exceeding 6000 words, double-spaced in Times Roman 12-point font. Formatting according to the MLA Style Manual (1998) is required. Content notes should be kept to a minimum. Black and white illustrations may accompany the text and should be submitted as 300dpi scans. Authors should secure all necessary copyright permissions before submitting essays requiring such permissions.

Any costs for permission to publish illustrations are the responsibility of the author.

SiAC Submission Style Sheet

Queries are encouraged. The editor reserved the right to make stylistic changes on accepted manuscripts.

Submissions to Studies in popular Culture should be sent to the editor, Rhonda V. Wilcox (, Department of English, Gordon College, Barnesville, GA 30204. Please contact the editor for specific submission requirements.

ISSN 1553-4200