The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism aims to provide a forum for undergraduate students to publish their scholarly work and engage in the contemporary literary debates ongoing in the larger academic community. A primarily student-published journal, MJLC consists of 8-15 articles chosen for their originality, eloquence, internal coherence, and quality of engagement with academic scholarship. Published annually every April, the Journal exhibits only the best work in undergraduate criticism, placing the work of UW-Madison students alongside that of other top schools, and providing a literal space for their work and thoughts to comingle. The journal is not confined to a single literary perspective or system of analysis; rather, it strives to reflect the richness and diversity of critical thought that thrives at the undergraduate.
Call for Submissions/Criteria for Submitting
The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism is currently calling for papers analyzing any form of literature in 8-20 pages. Articles will be chosen for their originality, eloquence, and quality of academic research. The deadline for submissions is January 15.
This is an excellent and rare opportunity for all literature majors, and especially for those considering graduate school or a career in publishing. Students may submit up to two papers. All papers should be submitted in a Microsoft Word document and be in MLA format. Submissions and any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.