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Author Guidelines

The Looking Glass does not have submission or article processing charges.

Submissions to Alice's Academy, Emerging Voices, and Jabberwocky should be between 2500 and 4000 words and must conform to current MLA citation standards. Submissions to all other columns should be between 1000 and 3000 words. All submissions should be emailed as rtf documents (save as rich text format).

Submissions to Alice's Academy will be peer-reviewed by at least two qualified reviewers, and a compiled report will be emailed to submitters. If revisions are required, a revision schedule with individualized deadlines will be established by the editor.

Alice's Academy accepts submissions year-round, though the review process operates to the publication schedule of issues in January/February, April/May and September/October. In occasional issues of The Looking Glass a special topic is featured in Alice's Academy and the other columns. Please see The Caucus Race for more information on these special topics. The deadline for submissions to Alice's Academy for a specific issue is usually 3 months of the year preceeding that issue's publication.

Submissions to Emerging Voices from college/university students must be submitted by a supervising academic staff member, with the student's permission. Submissions should also include general suggestions (by the academic, the student, or both in tandem) on areas for expansion and/or revision for its published format. Papers will be reviewed both editorially and by peer review, and may be returned with suggestions for revision by the student, working under the guidance of the academic. Final acceptance of papers is contingent upon the quality of the completed draft. Papers will be considered year-round, in the cycle of publication noted above, and revisions must be made expeditiously.

The Looking Glass cannot accept simultaneous submissions or previously published articles. A brief biographical sketch will be required from authors of submissions accepted for publication. Published articles will be posted on the journal's website as the current issue for at least three months, after which time they will be archived online.

If authors wish to incorporate illustrations into articles, authors must first have secured reproduction rights and paid any necessary fees themselves. The Looking Glass cannot secure reproduction rights or pay fees, and will not publish illustrations unless authors can provide written proof that these criteria have been met or that the illustrations in question are part of the public domain.

By submitting work to The Looking Glass, authors agree that they have read and will abide by the journal's submission guidelines and policies and editorial policies, as stated on the journal's website.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.


Copyright Notice

Essays and articles published in The Looking Glass may be reproduced for non-profit use by any educational or public institution; letters to the editor and on-site comments made by our readers may not be used without the expressed permission of that individual. Any commercial use of this journal, in whole or in part, by any means, is prohibited. Authors of accepted articles assign to The Looking Glass the right to publish and distribute their text electronically and to archive and make it permanently available electronically. They retain the copyright and, 90 days after initial publication, may republish it in any form they wish as long as The Looking Glass is acknowledged as the original source.


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