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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. Images may be submitted as .jpg or .png files.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables 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 Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Please remove your name and any other identifying information from your submission file in order to allow blind peer-review.

Author Guidelines

Criteria for submissions are as follows:

1. Authors must be current students at Grinnell College and the submitted work must have been created for a course or research that occurred within the period of Spring 2016-Spring 2017. (MAPs or summer papers are welcome as long as they occurred Spring 2015 and onward.)

2. Please list the course and professor as well as any prompts for the paper or relevant information about the course.

3. All appropriate citations must be included.

4. Please be creative in submissions--any style of written work is welcome. 

5. You do not need to be a declared major to submit. We encourage all class years to submit interesting and excellent work.

6. Once you have emailed your document, you will be contacted about additional steps to complete the submission process.


We also would love to receive submissions of art that can be included throughout the journal, so please submit those also to [vpaa1] with context for the pieces.