Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL)

Founded in 2008, The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

It includes submissions from postgraduate students from a diversity of backgrounds, including specialists in Literature and Language from all periods and cultures.

Each issue features articles and notes from current postgraduates, alumni and external postgraduates, along with book reviews and original artwork. Original poetic compositions are also welcomed.

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Call for Submissions

Articles should be 3,500 to 4,000 words in length including all titles and works cited. Notes, which can be about recent conferences, seminar series, new research fora, collaborative research projects and so forth, should be 800 to 1,000 words in length, as should book reviews. Submission of original poems and artwork should be discussed with the General Editors.

Both electronic and printed copies of the journal receive ISSN numbers, and provide citation information for contributing to projects of future research.

All submissions should be sent to the General Editors at:

Review Policy

Articles proceed through a four-tier process of peer-review. Submissions are first sent to a member of the Review Panel who will make their comments on the article before submitting it to a member of the Editorial Board. These editors will decide whether the submitted article is ready to be passed on to the Staff Readers, who are members of the University’s lecturing community, and who are the final readers of each article before it is returned to the General Editors for final review.


If you would like to get involved with the BJLL, either as a reviewer or a contributor, or if you would like any further information about the publication, please contact the General Editors, Emily Buffey and Claire Harrill at: