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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Essay Submission Guidelines

  • To be eligible to submit, you must have been an undergraduate student in 2018, even if you have now graduated.
  • Paper submissions should be saved as a Microsoft Word document.
  • Papers should be in MLA style format.
  • Papers should be between 2,500 and 5,000 words.
  • Submissions are to be well researched and must contribute to ongoing scholarly conversations.
  • All submissions will be blindly reviewed, so please do not put your name on your essay.
  • Submissions will close on January 7, 2019.

Blog Submission Guidelines

  • To be eligible to submit, you must have been an undergraduate student in 2018, even if you have now graduated.
  • Posts should address the theme of “Utopias and Dystopias in Literature and Film.”
  • Blog submissions should be saved as a Microsoft Word document.
  • Posts should be in MLA style format.
  • Posts should be between 700 and 900 words.
  • Possible Blog submissions may include but are not limited to: reviews of movies, books or television programs, short analyses of texts or of individual episodes or portions of texts, interesting findings that emerge from a research project, etc.
  • Submissions will close on January 7, 2019.

Artwork Submission Guidelines

  • To be eligible to submit, you must have been an undergraduate student in 2018, even if you have now graduated.
  • Please save your artwork as a high resolution JPEG.
  • Artwork should be original photography, digital or traditional prints. We will NOT accept photographs of sculptures or 3D media.
  • Submit up to 5 works for review at a time.
  • When you submit, please include a short (3–5 sentences) biographical statement and a rationale (4–6 sentences) for your piece/pieces in the body of the email.
  • Submissions will close January 7, 2019.

What happens next?

  • The editing team will decide whether to accept your essay or not.
  • If accepted, you will have a chance to revise your piece and return it to the Digital Literature Review at dlr@bsu.edu. Along with this, you will need to include an abstract and a short bio about yourself.

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