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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Call for Submissions

Unheard

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

Ad Alta’s theme this year is Unheard and we are seeking submissions of articles (3,500-4,000 words); notes (800-1,000 words); book reviews (800-1,000 words); poetry (3 poems or 40 lines); short stories (circa 3,000 words); and artwork.

Articles, notes, and book reviews must be written using Microsoft Word in Garamond 12pt; left justified; 20pt line spacing; MLA cited with author-page in-text citations; include works cited at the end of the article and use only endnotes if absolutely necessary. The author’s name should appear on separate cover page only, along with the title, word count, the name of your supervisor and external examiner (if known) and a brief 100-150 word abstract.

Deadline: 15th February 2019.

For more information, email AdAltaBJL@gmail.com.

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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,  Rowanne Conway and Becky Andrew at AdAltaBJL@gmail.com