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Submission Guidelines

For more than fifty years, Genre has published smart, professional, original academic essays on topics involving literary and cultural texts and practices, the disciplines that study them, and the modes of understanding and interpretation to which they give rise.
Articles accepted for publication must follow the author-date guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition. For initial review, we will consider work in any professional format. Article submissions should not exceed 10,000 words, including notes and works cited. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
Invited book reviews are usually limited to 2,000 words.
Please visit to submit manuscripts to be considered for publication in Genre.
Authors concerned to know if their work is appropriate for Genre are asked to review past issues. Inquiries seeking to ascertain the journal’s interest in a topic prior to the submission of an article may not receive a reply.
Receipt of submissions will be confirmed within approximately one week.
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