Internships, Fellowships, Calls for Submissions

Undergraduate students who are interested in submitting their writing for publication or for presenting at a conference can find information here on Calls for Submissions that have been sent to the Department of Literatures in English. Questions regarding calls for submissions should be addressed to the publication or to Bryn Thompson at

Call for Papers: The Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism

The Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism is seeking pitches and essays for its 2023 issue to be published in the spring. Writers should either be current undergraduates or recent graduates submitting undergraduate work. 

Founded in 2002, CJLC acts as an interdisciplinary, undergraduate forum centered around literature, culture, and politics. The journal is published once a year and includes articles, reviews, interviews, and original artwork. CJLC attempts to examine the world around us in a way that is informed by academic thought but not subsumed by it.

Submission guidelines:

  • Pitches: Please email with an outline of your article and a proposed/provisional bibliography. Please include your name, university and year of graduation. If we like the pitch, we’ll contact you to set a deadline and work with you throughout the writing process.
  • Essays: You are welcome to submit an article, or essay to be converted into an article, to the same address. Please attach your essay as a word document, and include your name, university, and year of graduation in the body of the email. You are welcome to submit an essay from a previous course, granted that the essay or an adaptation has not been published elsewhere.

Submissions are due Jan. 26, but you are very welcome to submit earlier. Use the subject: LastName_Double_Submission

Before submitting, please take a look at our past issues to get a sense for what we publish: 

Check out the call for papers and guidelines or email for more information or to direct any questions. 

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Department of Literatures in English

English House
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-5306

Bryn Thompson, Administrative Assistant