Academic journal article Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

Guidelines for Contributors

Academic journal article Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

Guidelines for Contributors

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General Considerations of style

Essays: Place the title two inches below the top of the page, the author's name two inches below the title, and the text two inches below the author's name. The affiliation of the contributor follows the essay.

Notes, Book Reviews, Bibliographies: These are configured like essays, except the author's name follows the work.

References: Follow The MLA Style Sheet, Second Edition. Mark references in the text with raised footnote numbers, not author-year citations in parentheses. Double-spaced endnotes should follow the essay on a new page headed "Notes." Do not use Latin abbreviations for repeated citations. Do not condense the names of publishers or titles. Make references complete so that a bibliography is unnecessary. When citing journal articles, give the volume number of the journal followed by the issue date in parentheses, followed by a comma, followed by the page number(s) -e.g., Joann P. Krieg, "Whitman and Modern Dance," Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 24 (Spring 2007), 208-209.

QuotinG and CitinG Walt Whitman's WritinG

When quoting from individual editions of Leaves of Grass (the 1855, 1856, 1860, 1867, 1870-1871, 1881), please use the facsimiles available on The Walt Whitman Archive (, and cite the edition, date, and page numbers, followed by "Available on the Walt Whitman Archive (" Do not list the URL of individual page images or the date accessed.

The standard edition of Whitman's work is The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman, twenty-two volumes published by the New York University Press under the general editorship of Gay Wilson Allen and Sculley Bradley, and supplemented with volumes published by the University of Iowa Press and Peter Lang. Citations and quotations from Whitman's writings should be keyed to the specific volumes in this edition whenever possible. The Library of America edition of W hitman's Poetry and Prose is also acceptable.

After the initial citation, contributors should abbreviate the titles of the Collected Writings in the endnotes as follows:

LG Leaves of Grass, Comprehensive Reader's Edition, edited by Harold W. …

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