Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Please send submissions electronically to as MS Word email attachments, indicating in the body of the email to which section you are submitting your paper. Our editorial board employs anonymous peer review in its selection process; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself.

Submissions may be 1,500 words to 7,500 words in length, set in 11pt, Palatino font, double-spaced, with 1” margins, and adhere to 2016 MLA style. When citing play lines from Shakespeare, use capital Roman numerals for act numbers, lower case Roman numerals for scene numbers, and Arabic numerals for lines (i.e. I.ii.23-25). Otherwise, use page references from the text.

All submissions must be the author’s original thought and must include a complete works cited page also in current MLA format.

Please also include a short abstract and third-person author bio, no more than 150 words each.

If figures, illustrations, and/or video clips accompany the submission, please present them in separate files. The author has sole responsibility for any copyright permissions and fees.

Book Reviews

We are seeking book reviews of scholarly texts that have been published within the past two years (2016 to present). Reviews should be no more than 1,000 words and should conform to the MLA guidelines listed above.


Authors must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study at an accredited university or have a graduate degree from an accredited university. Submissions must be previously unpublished, but the author retains future publishing rights with the understanding that prior publication in Text in Context will be acknowledged.


If your manuscript is accepted for publication, it will be copyedited by members of our editorial board. The copyediting will be forwarded to you for your review with instructions from your editor.