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Submission Information

The Journal of Kentucky Studies is a yearly print publication that welcomes previously unpublished creative work and critical articles on any theme.  We publish art, commentary, critical essays, history, literary criticism, short fiction, flash fiction (1,000 words or less), creative nonfiction, and poetry. Black-and-white photography is also accepted. Subject matter and contributors are not restricted to Kentucky.  Essays and short fiction should not exceed 6,000 words.

Past contributors include: Wendell Berry, W.S. Merwin, Jesse Stuart, X. J. Kennedy, Gurney Norman, Frank X Walker, Diane Wakowski, Jane Olmstead, Frederick Smock, Richard Hague, Stephen R. Cope, James Baker Hall, among many others.

All manuscripts must be double-spaced and include contact information on the first page of manuscript.

Critical articles should follow MLA format.

We have no restriction on the style or subjects for our published poetry.  Submissions, however, should be limited to 3-5 poems or 1-2 longer forms.

Submissions will be accepted via snail mail or e-mail.  Include a cover letter and 50 word bio in the body of your e-mail and submit your work as one attachment in MS Word.  Submit e-mail submissions to: kentuckystudiesjournal@gmail.com

Please send us your best work.

The Journal is published yearly by the Northern Kentucky University Department of English. Statements of fact and opinion are made on the responsibility of the authors alone.

For snail mail submissions, submit to:

Dr.  Gary Walton, Editor
Journal of Kentucky Studies
Department of English
Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099.

Subscriptions are $5.00 per issue, prepaid. Please send checks or money orders to the above address.

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