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Author Guidelines

The CEA Forum accepts the following kinds of submissions. We especially encourage submissions that take advantage of The CEA Forum’s online venue by including links, videos, and other multimedia components.


General Requirements and Requests

1. All submissions must follow the latest edition of the MLA guidelines for documentation.

2. All contributions should be submitted using the journal's online submission system.

3. Contributors should include a 75-word note/bio (including such information as teaching position, research interests, and relevant publications), and indicate whether they would like an email address and/or website included.

4. We welcome articles that include syllabi, assignments, and other supplementary materials.

5. Upon acceptance, contributors will be asked to review their pages for any final proofreading or formatting issues before the issue goes live.

6. We welcome book reviews; however, we prefer not to run a book review and an article by the same author in the same issue.

7. The CEA Forum does not publish poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.

8. Articles that appear to be unrevised conference papers are not acceptable.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables (including titles and descriptive alt-text) are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook.
  • The author has removed any identifying information on the manuscript.
  • The author has completed the bio statement (75 to 100 words) in their journal profile using third person (for example, "Jamie McDaniel has published..." instead of "I have published...").


The Forum publishes articles between 4500 and 7500 words addressing pedagogical issues with a heavy research/theory focus. Where required, the article should be grounded in the current scholarship and be aware of current practices. Where required, the article should be specific about teaching strategies delineated, offering course information, details about syllabi, assignments, and methodology, for example.


A roundtable for the journal is like a roundtable for a conference. Roundtables contain a critical introduction and five or six short papers (under 2500 words) that all speak to some aspect of the same topic related to pedagogical issues in English and undergo peer review as a single collection of papers.


A column for the journal may address larger issues in higher education, take on a more lighthearted tone, and/or, in the case of a special research column, offer an extended and researched discussion of a single topic in English studies. Columns undergo peer review, and their length is flexible.

Book Reviews

The journal welcomes reviews of recent publications of interest to CEA members; contributors can suggest publications or write expressing interest in getting an assignment.

Privacy Statement

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