Once you have read our Current Call and the Submission Guidelines below, visit our Submissions Portal to share your work with us. There is a video at the foot of this page which provides help with submitting.
Articles will be read by the editorial team, who will judge their readiness to be peer-reviewed in a double blind process. Articles put forward for peer-review may then be accepted, rejected or subject to revisions before being published. Creative work is expected to be of publishable standard at the point of submission, but will also be subject to an editorial process. Authors should limit themselves to one submission per volume.
Articles should be between 4000-6000 words and written in English. You will be asked for a 200-word abstract and 3 keywords. Use MLA 8 Referencing, double-spaced, Arial, 12-point font. A 50-word biography should be submitted as a separate document. Any images or figures should also be submitted as separate files. Your article should not include your name, and should limit identifying details, as the review process should be anonymous. We appreciate this might not always be possible with creative-critical pieces.
Creative work should be no more than 4000 words (or 60 lines of poetry) and written in English. Double-spaced, Arial, 12-point font. We do not accept previously published works. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us if your work is subsequently accepted elsewhere. You will be asked for a one-sentence summary. A 50-word biography should be submitted as a separate document.
For book reviews, in the first instance, please email TransnationalLit@bathspa.ac.uk with information about your title.
There is no charge to submit or publish work in Transnational Literature. The journal is open access, online-only. All work published in the journal is released under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND). Authors retain unrestricted copyrights.
We will endeavour to respond to submissions within 2 months of the submission window closing. We receive a high volume of submissions and are typically able to publish less than 25% of the material we receive.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The publishers and editors of Transnational Literature will take all reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
In the event that the journal’s publisher or editors become aware of any allegation of research misconduct, the publisher or editor shall investigate the allegation and, if it is proven, take steps to publish corrections, clarifications or retractions, or withdraw the material as appropriate.
Any person having information about possible research misconduct with relation to the journal should advise the editor.