Ad Alta: the Birmingham Journal of Literature

Founded as The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language in 2008, Ad Alta: the Birmingham Journal of Literature is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

It includes submissions from postgraduates from a diversity of backgrounds and institutions, including specialists in literature 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 prose and poetic compositions are also welcomed. 

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Ad Alta: the Birmingham Journal of Literature is looking for submissions for Volume XI of the journal

Are you a postgraduate student interested in having your work published in an academic journal?

Ad Alta is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that is published annually, both electronically and in print form. It includes submissions from postgraduate students with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds, including specialists in literature from all periods and cultures.

We are looking for:

  • Articles (3500-4000 words)
  • Notes (800-1000 words)
  • Book reviews (800-1000 words)
  • Original poetry and short stories
  • Artwork

For full submissions guidelines, please see our Call for Papers.

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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: AdAltaBJL@gmail.com

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.

Contact

If you would like to get involved with Ad Alta as a contributor, or if you would like any further information about the publication, please contact the General Editors, Jayde Martin and Liam Knight, at AdAltaBJL@gmail.com