An interdisciplinary journal, Reader encourages submissions in areas such as literature, reading research, gender studies, rhetoric, composition, visual representation, and cultural studies.

Please submit electronically to Patricia Donahue, Editor at and Bianca Falbo, Co-Editor at

Guidelines for Submissions

Manuscript Preparation: Submissions should be approximately 25-30 double-spaced, typed pages with one inch margins on all sides in a Microsoft Word document. Use bold for first-order headings; italic for second-order headings; and italic with text run on after a full point for third-order headings.

Also include a title page, containing the following information:

  1. Author name(s)
  2. Full title of the essay
  3. Author(s) contact details (include preferred mailing address, email, and telephone).

Style: Use MLA style, following the most recent guidelines of the MLA Handbook. Notes should appear as endnotes, not footnotes.

Review: Remove all identifying information from the body of the essay so that it can undergo the blind peer review process.

Submission Inquires

If you have any questions regarding the submission process or the status of your submission, please email Bianca Falbo.