We seek intelligent critical articles written in a clear, readable style that offer our readers thoughtful, useful, pedagogically sound, and innovative ideas for teaching American literature. We are also interested in articles about new American authors or lesser known authors who haven't seen much study, particularly in ways that they could add to students' experiences of American literature. All articles go through a blind peer review process with editorial staff making all final publishing decisions.

We publish four to six articles of 2500 to 9000 words in each online issue of TALTP, which appears three times a year. Brief book reviews and articles of fewer than 2500 words for our occasional "How Do You Do It?" feature also are welcome, as are books for review.  Contact us for titles to review or to review one of our titles.

The journal is indexed by Ebscohost's Education Research Complete and MLA Bibliography.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed open source online journal, is accepting articles for our Summer 2015 issue. We are interested in articles by instructors and their experiences in teaching American literature in countries outside the United States. How are the classic and contemporary American authors taught and received in other countries? What are the difficulties? The benefits? Any issue pertaining to teaching American literature is welcome, from assignment creation, gender issues, difficulties with translations, to first-hand accounts of both successes and failures.

Although we accept/review manuscripts all year, the deadline for the Summer issue is August 1, 2015.

We prefer manuscripts to use MLA 7th edition:

Use only one space after a period.

Use italics for titles.

Use footnotes, not end notes.

Use hanging indent or first line indent features of your Word program as appropriate.

Please include an abstract and a brief bio.

: We are looking for article reviewers. Please send inquiries to

Patricia Kennedy Bostian
Central Piedmont Community College
Cato Campus
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235-5009

Please submit manuscripts along with abstract and bio electronically, as attachments, to