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

Anna Trapnel’s Report and Plea; or, A Narrative of Her Journey from London into Cornwall. Edited by Hilary Hinds. Toronto: Iter Press, 2016.

At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present. By Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Beauty, Virtue, Power, and Success in Venezuela 1850-2015. By Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.

Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century. By Nazera Sadiq Wright. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016.

Blaris Moor. By Medbh McGuckian. Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 2016.

The Case of Rose Bird: Gender, Politics, and the California Courts. By Kathleen A. Cairns. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

The Complete Stories. By Clarice Lispector. Translated from Portuguese by Katrina Dodson. New York: New Directions, 2015.

The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit: Popular Fiction, Postfeminism, and Representation. By Heike Mißler. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism. Edited by Meredith L. Goldsmith and Emily J. Orlando. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016.

Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins. By Susan Fraiman. Gender and Culture. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

Father-Daughter Incest in Twentieth-Century American Literature: The Complex Trauma of the Wound and the Voiceless. By Christine Grogan. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.

A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry. Edited by Jennifer Putzi and Alexandra Socarides. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Human in Death: Morality and Mortality in J. D. Robb’s Novels. By Kecia Ali. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2017.

Inclinations: A Critique of Rectitude. By Adriana Cavarero. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016.

Lady Anne: A Chronicle in Verse. By Antjie Krog. Translated from Afrikaans by the Poet. Lanham, MD: Bucknell University Press, 2017.

Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet. By Holly Gayley. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

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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