Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature welcomes the submission of Articles, Notes, Archives, Innovations, and Academy essays on women’s literature in all time periods and places, including foreign-language literatures, and in every genre—poetry, prose, drama, essays, diaries, memoirs, journalism, and criticism. While submissions need not be exclusively concerned with female writers, the focus must be on women and writing, explicating the specific links between the woman writer and her work. Tulsa Studies particularly encourages work in feminist critical and literary theory.

Articles must place the writer and her work in some larger literary, historical, political, or social framework and argue a thesis that encompasses more than a reading of a single text or several texts by a single author. Articles should be 6,000-9,000 words, excluding endnotes. Please also send an abstract of no more than 100-200 words. Notes can be up to 4,000 words and need to present 1) new, factual material concerning a writer or her work; or 2) illuminate a problem of textual interpretation based on factual bibliographical or biographical information. Archives essays should be presented as bibliographies, descriptions of particular archives, or narratives of archival research. They should be limited to 1,500-3,000 words (for further information, see p. 144 of Vol. 5, No. 1, and pp. 213-14 of Vol. 25, No. 2). Innovations essays are descriptions of new approaches to the study of women’s writing, such as digital humanities projects, or reflections on the effects of such projects on the field; they are approximately 2,000-5,000 words (see pp. 214-15 of Vol. 25, No. 2). Academy essays discuss challenges in the academy as they impact women scholars or the study of women’s literature and can be up to 2,500 words (see p. 338 of Vol. 35, No. 2). Tulsa Studies also publishes Book Reviews, which are requested by the Book Review Editor, and Review Essays, which are commissioned by the Editor.

All submissions must use endnotes that conform to the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Contributors are responsible for providing complete and accurate bibliographical documentation. All submissions must be in English; foreign-language quotations will be printed with accompanying English-language translations provided by the author. Submissions are given anonymous review. Contributors’ names should not appear on manuscripts (but rather on a cover letter and abstract); authors may speak in the first person but should not identify themselves by name in the text of the essay or in the accompanying notes. All submissions to Tulsa Studies that meet the criteria detailed above will receive one or two readings by members of the Editorial Board or specialist readers and a reading by the Editor. Final decisions for publication rest with the Editor.

Tulsa Studies requests that electronic submissions be made as Microsoft Word attachments and sent to Please include contact information in a cover letter or email. An abstract should be sent as a separate document.

Tulsa Studies does not consider submissions that have been published or are under consideration elsewhere. The University of Tulsa holds copyright on all published materials.

Book Reviews

See general guidelines here and translation guidelines here.

Publishers may send review copies to the following address:

Attn: Book Review Editor
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

Current List of Books Received

Beat Feminisms: Aesthetics, Literature, Gender, Activism. By Polina Mackay. Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature. New York: Routledge, 2022.

The Elusive Everyday in the Fiction of Marilynne Robinson. By Laura Tanner. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

Fair Copy: Relational Poetics and Antebellum American Women’s Poetry. By Jennifer Putzi. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021.

The Fiction of Doris Lessing: Re-envisioning Feminism. By Ratna Raman. New Delhi: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.

Frankenstein. By Mary Shelley. Ed. J. Paul Hunter. New York: Norton, 2022.

Friendship and Devotion, or Three Months in Louisiana. By Camille Lebrun. Translated by Joe Johnson and Robin Anita White. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2021.

Global Blues. By Sukyung Huh. Translated by Jihee Han. Chicago: GH&IT, 2021.

Lives Beyond Borders: U. S. Immigrant Women’s Life Writing, Nationality, and Social Justice. By Ina C. Seethaler. SUNY Series in Multiethnic Literature. Albany: SUNY Press, 2021.

Material Spirituality in Modernist Women’s Writing. By Elizabeth Anderson. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.

Mrs. Dalloway. By Virginia Woolf. Ed. Anne E. Fernald. New York: Norton, 2021.

Out of a Gray Fog: Ayn Rand’s Europe. By Claudia Franziska Brühwiler. London: Lexington Books, 2021.

The Picturesque, the Sublime, the Beautiful: Visual Artistry in the Works of Charlotte Smith, 1749-1806. By Valerie Grace Derbyshire. Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press, 2020.

Posthumous Lives: World War I and the Culture of Memory. By Bette London. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2022.

Publishing Northanger Abbey: Jane Austen and the Writing Profession. By Margie Burns. Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press, 2021.

The Rhetoric of Women’s Humour in Barbara Pym’s Fiction. By Naghmeh Varghaiyan. Stuttgart: Deutschen Nationalbibliothek, 2021.

Tejanaland: A Writing Life in Four Acts. By Teresa Palomo Acosta. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2021.

Women, Poetry and the Voice of a Nation. By Anne Varty. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021.

Mary Wollstonecraft Sojourner Truth Margaret Atwood Abigail Adams Amy Tan H.D. Simone de Beauvoir Zora Neale Hurston Frances Burney Virginia Woolf

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