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We are currently featuring volume 48, number 1.

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Style invites submissions that address questions of style, stylistics, and poetics — as before. These submissions may include research and theory in discourse analysis, literary and nonliterary genres, narrative, figuration, metrics, and rhetorical analysis. In addition, Style also now welcomes contributions employing the new psychologies:  cognition, bio-evolutionary psychology, family systems, and human development. Furthermore, the editors will be pleased to consider submissions on pedagogy generally as such relate to the teaching of literature and the humanities. Contributions may draw from such fields as literary criticism, critical theory, linguistics, philosophy of language, rhetoric, narrative, and composition studies as well as the varieties of psychologies and pedagogies.

Style also publishes reviews, review-essays, surveys, interviews, translations, and reports on conferences. Major articles typically range from 5,000 to 7,000 words (inclusive of endnotes and works cited); reviews are typically 1,500 to 2,000 words (again, inclusive of endnotes and works cited).

Authors submitting to Style should send a 100-word abstract and three copies of the manuscript, following MLA guidelines for style and documentation. Author’s name should only appear on the title page of article. Submissions must not be under consideration for any other publications. After acceptance, be prepared to send an electronic copy in Word or RTF format. Authors must secure permissions for copyrighted illustrations. Articles cannot be previously published nor can they be posted online for at least twelve months after publication. The publishers and editors of Style assume that any authors publishing their work in this journal have agreed and will so stipulate if asked that all research for this essay — if regarding human subjects — has been properly assessed at their respective Universities/Institutes etc. and that the responsibility to ensure this in this work lies with the Researcher. Please include all that are available: mail, FAX, and e-mail 
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