Submission Guidelines

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. Three issues, starting with the Summer 2010 Issue, “New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature,” are on sale through Amazon and other distributors. PLJ is also available through the EBSCO Academic Complete database in full-text. It is listed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope’s Digest. The journal is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, and the third and fourth issues were displayed on the CELJ table at the January, 2011 MLA Convention in Los Angeles, where the Editor-in-Chief, Anna Faktorovich, presented her research and chaired a few panels. An “In Brief” article about the Journal, by the Editor, was published in the November/December 2009 Issue of the D-Lib Magazine. A scholarly essay on the journal and on online publishing appeared in Peer English (UK).

General Call: PLJ is published three times per year, most of these are special issues with room for random projects in a wide variety of different fields. Special issues can be used to present a set of conference papers, so feel free to apply on behalf of a conference that you are in charge of, if you think the attending writers might be interested in seeing their revised conference papers published. There is an open deadline and an open essay-length for general submissions. Free books can be requested from publishers for review (1,200-1,600 words). Critical essays should be written in the MLA style. Please submit works to Editor-in-Chief Anna Faktorovich ( Include an author’s bio, and an abstract for critical books.