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Bat City Review

An entirely graduate-student-run journal of the best in contemporary poetry and fiction from writers at all different stages of their writing lives--from Pulitzer Prize winners to those just beginning their careers as published writers. The Bat City Review is a nationally distributed journal and past contributors have included Steve Almond, Aimee Bender, Billy Collins, Denise Duhamel, Stephen Dunn, Paul Muldoon, Barbara Ras, George Saunders, Helena María Viramontes, and C.K. Williams.

Currents: An E-Journal

A forum for the scholarly discussion of issues pertaining to electronic literacy, widely construed.

Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

One of the most consistently interesting and challenging journals devoted to Medieval and Renaissance studies, Exemplaria provides a forum for different terminologies and different approaches to pre-modern literatures. It has included symposia and special issues on teaching Chaucer, women, history and literature, rhetoric, medieval noise,  Jewish medieval studies and, most recently, medieval objects and "thing" theory.  The journal, now published by Maney UK, is edited by Elizabeth Scala (U Texas), Patricia Clare Ingham (Indiana) and Tison Pugh (Central Florida).

GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies

Providing a much-needed forum for interdisciplinary discussion, GLQ publishes scholarship, criticism, and commentary in areas as diverse as law, science studies, religion, political science, and literary studies. Its aim is to offer queer perspectives on all issues touching on sex and sexuality.


An online journal by and for writing center practitioners, and a project of the Undergraduate Writing Center at UT. 

Studies in American Indian Literatures 

SAIL is the quarterly publication of ASAIL, the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. It has been the primary venue for more than thirty years for scholarship on Indigenous literatures in the United States and Canada. More recently, the journal has expanded its focus to include the Indigenous literatures of Mexico, Central America, and the Pacific. James H. Cox co-edits the journal with Daniel Heath Justice of the University of Toronto. Their five-year term ends in 2012.

Texas Studies in Language and Literature

TSLL is the one of the oldest scholarly literary journals in the English-speaking world.  Now in its 51st year under the name TSLL and published under the aegis of the University of Texas Press, the journal has existed in some form since 1911, sometimes as an annual, sometimes as a monograph series. Simply put, TSLL publishes general scholarship about literature and languages. It is one of only a handful of journals whose purview is not limited to a special period or genre. Our focus is mostly on the English language and on English-language literature but by no means exclusively so. Some of the best essays of the last ten years have been on French writers, on poetry pedagogy, on drinking and alcohol consumption in ancient and classical lyrics, and on the semiotics of neon signs. Essay submissions are evaluated principally by the UT English Department faculty and by outside experts as needed. Successful submissions are read by at least 2 readers. Our editorial policy is that an essay must "contribute significantly to our present understanding of its subject." In short it must be a leading edge, exceptional piece of work--one, moreover, that would have appeal not just to specialists but to literary or language scholars in general. A distinctive aspect of the journal is its willingness to accept longer essays than most other publications allow for.  A second distinguishing aspect of the journal is our thorough and helpful critical readings of essays, even of those not ultimately accepted. As of a result of this pedagogical and collegial feature, we often receive re-submissions of articles initially rejected. The outcome of all this is a journal internationally respected for its careful scholarship and good writing.
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