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EAL welcomes scholarship treating the pre-1830 writings composed within or treating the circumstances of life in North America.
  • All submissions must be in English, though they may treat works written in Spanish, Dutch, German, French, or Native American languages. Comparative studies between New World traditions are also welcome.
  • Scholarship should be annotated in the new MLA style, described in The MLA Style Manual (1985).
  • Authors must secure permission for illustrations and quotations drawn from proprietary sources such as unpublished manuscripts or Native American heritage expressions. There is no set limit on the number of illustrations that may accompany an article.
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 40 pp. in length with notes and citations. When preparing the manuscript, put your name and title on a separate title sheet and omit it from the body of the essay.
  • Submissions may be posted electronically to the editor at dshields@gwm.sc.edu in MSWord 97 (or subsequent versions) or sent by regular mail to:
    Dr. David S. Shields
    Early American Literature
    Department of English
    University of South Carolina
    Columbia, SC 29208
  • Submissions are evaluated by the editorial board and the editor and take approximately two months to process.
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