Welcome to the Pennsylvania English website and submission page!

Pennsylvania English strives to present the best work in all areas of English studies including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and critical essays. We welcome submissions from writers anywhere in the world. If you are a writer and have an interest in English studies, this may be the place for you.

The current team working to bring you Pennsylvania English includes:

Editor:
Dr. Michael T. Williamson—Indiana University of Pennsylvania (mtwill@iup.edu)

Poetry Editor:
Tony Vallone, MFA—Penn State, DuBois (avallone@psu.edu)

Creative Prose Editor:
Dr. Michael Cox—University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown (mwcox@pitt.edu)

Critical Editors:
Dr. John Marsden—Indiana University of Pennsylvania (marsden@iup.edu)
Dr. Michael T. Williamson—Indiana University of Pennyslvania (mtwill@iup.edu)

Art Editor:
Ryan Haggerty, MFA—DuBois Business College (haggertymedia@gmail.com)

Past issues of the journal are available for $10. Please contact the editor for more information.

Please continue to check back as we try to update the site regularly.

Pennsylvania English Call for Poetry Submissions

The deadline for receipt of submissions is May 15, 2016.

Submission guidelines:

* For all submissions, please include a brief bio for the contributors' page. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, email address, institutional affiliation (if you have one), the title of your poem(s), and any other relevant information. We will edit if necessary for space.

* Because we rely on blind submission judging, do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript.

* There is a limit of five poems per submission.

* Do not send previously published work!

Contributors will be notified of acceptance status via email at the completion of the reading period (at the beginning of August 2016).

Payment upon publication is two copies of Pennsylvania English. 
 

Notice of Copyright:

By submitting your work, you agree that Pennsylvania English acquires first serial rights to publish the piece both electronically and in print. In addition, Pennsylvania English may reserve non-exclusive publication rights to reprint a piece in a “best of” issue or anthology.

Contact Poetry Editor Tony Vallone with any questions: avallone@psu.edu

Pennsylvania English Call for Creative Non-Fiction Submissions

The deadline for receipt of submissions is May 15, 2016.

Submission guidelines:

* For all submissions, please include a brief bio for the contributors' page. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, email address, institutional affiliation (if you have one), the title of your essay, and any other relevant information. We will edit if necessary for space.

* For the current volume, the editors are interested in fact-based, narrative nonfiction.

* Because we rely on blind submission judging, do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript.

* Do not send previously published work! Contributors should only submit one piece of creative nonfiction per volume.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance status via email at the completion of the reading period (at the beginning of July 2016).

Payment upon publication is two copies of Pennsylvania English.

Notice of Copyright:

By submitting your work, you agree that Pennsylvania English acquires first serial rights to publish the piece both electronically and in print. In addition, Pennsylvania English may reserve non-exclusive publication rights to reprint a piece in a “best of” issue or anthology.

Questions can be directed to Creative Prose Editor Dr. Michael Cox: mwcox@pitt.edu

Pennsylvania English Call for Fiction Submissions

The deadline for receipt of submissions is May 15, 2016.

Submission guidelines:

* For all submissions, please include a brief bio for the contributors' page. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, email address, institutional affiliation (if you have one), the title of your short story, and any other relevant information. We will edit if necessary for space.

* The editors are interested in well crafted, literary short stories. No genre work, please, unless character is at the fore of the writing.

* Because we rely on blind submission judging, do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript.

* Do not send previously published work! Contributors should only submit one piece of fiction per volume.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance status via email at the completion of the reading period (at the beginning of August 2016).

Payment upon publication is two copies of Pennsylvania English. 
 

Notice of Copyright:

By submitting your work, you agree that Pennsylvania English acquires first serial rights to publish the piece both electronically and in print. In addition, Pennsylvania English may reserve non-exclusive publication rights to reprint a piece in a “best of” issue or anthology.

Questions can be directed to Creative Prose Editor Dr. Michael Cox: mwcox@pitt.edu

Pennsylvania English Call for Critical Essay Submissions

The deadline for receipt of submissions is June 30, 2016.

Please send any submissions and questions to Critical Work editor, Dr. John Marsden: marsden@iup.edu and Pennsylvania English editor, Dr. Michael T, Williamson: mtwill@iup.edu

Submission guidelines:

* Submit a critical paper on any aspect of English Studies of ten to twenty (10-20) pages.

* Please do not use end notes.

* Because we rely on blind submission judging, do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts that contain identifiable information on the critical essay will be rejected.

* Do not send simultaneous submissions or previously published work!

* Follow current MLA guidelines for critical essay submissions and formatting. Be sure your article has a proper works cited page, and make sure your citation conforms to the most current guidelines.

* For all submissions, please include a brief bio for the contributors' page. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, email address, institutional affiliation (if you have one), the title of your critical essay, and any other relevant information. We will edit if necessary for space.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance status via email at the completion of the reading period (at the beginning of August 2016).

Payment upon publication is two copies of Pennsylvania English. 
 

Notice of Copyright:

By submitting your work, you agree that Pennsylvania English acquires first serial rights to publish the piece both electronically and in print. In addition, Pennsylvania English may reserve non-exclusive publication rights to reprint a piece in a “best of” issue or anthology.


If you would like to have your work on the next cover of PA English, please upload at least two different images for consideration.

Any questions may be directed to art editor, Ryan Haggerty: haggertymedia@gmail.com and to Michael T. Williamson, Editor: mtwill@iup.edu

Pennsylvania English is always looking for people interested in being a blind reader for our critical work submissions.

If you're interested in being a reader, please submit a coverletter with your areas of expertise and an updated CV to John Marsden, Critical Works Editor: marsden@iup.edu and Michael T. Williamson, Editor: mtwill@iup.edu

We appreciate your interest in making Pennsylvania English a successful peer-reviewed journal.