The submission period for our 2018 issue has ended. Acceptance emails will be sent out by mid-November. Submissions for our 2019 issue will open in May 2018.
Each submission passes through a blind peer review process and is assessed on academic merit, originality, and historical relevance. If a submission is accepted, its author will be notified and the editorial process will commence. This process ensures that submissions are free of errors and have all the characteristics of scholarly writing when published. Ideal submissions are between 3000 and 8500 words; submissions longer than this may be shortened appropriately during the review process. Please refrain from submitting theses that are significantly longer than 8500 words.
Submissions must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for publication:
- The author must be an undergraduate, or must have graduated no earlier than the spring of 2017.
- Authors may only submit one work for consideration per issue.
- Authors must be willing to commit upon acceptance to an editorial review process (~2-3 weeks) in which our editors will prepare the submission for publication.
- The submission must not have been previously published in any student, professional, or academic publication. The work will be put into Vanderbilt’s archives, and thus the author(s) must also sign a distribution agreement form (provided upon acceptance).
- Submissions must adhere to rules outlined in the most recent publication of the Chicago Manual of Style.
- Submissions must have an abstract of 50-100 words (which can be provided after acceptance).