How to Submit an Essay to Pacific Coast Philology

Pacific Coast Philology publishes peer-reviewed essays of interest to scholars in the classical and modern languages, literatures, and cultures.

We are open to papers on a variety of topics. We desire:

  • essays written for a broad scholarly audience
  • essays with a clear, highly developed main thesis
  • essays that contextualize analysis within the relevant theoretical framework
  • essays that further the discourse on the topic in an interesting and thought-provoking way
  • essays between 4,000 to 8,000 words

Our journal is sent in paper-form to a thousand of PAMLA members and numerous university libraries a year, as well as virtually through Project Muse and JSTOR.

Before submitting, please edit carefully with attention to style, grammar, and bibliographical citations using the latest MLA handbook rules.

Please submit essays electronically to General Editors Richard Sperber and Cheryl Edelson. For general questions, you can contact Cheryl Edelson ( and Richard Sperber (

When submitting a manuscript to you will first need to create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

Requesting a Book Review from Pacific Coast Philology

Only PAMLA members’ works from the last three years are accepted for review. If you have recently published a book that you would like to have the journal review, have your publisher send a review copy (by July 15 for publication in the spring issue) to book review editor Dr. Lina Geriguis, Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Wilkinson Hall, English Department, Orange, CA 92866 (or via electronic copy to: Reviewers are enlisted from among scholars of note in the book’s area of expertise and may or may not be PAMLA members. Make inquiries to

If you wish to contact book review editor Lina Geriguis regarding volunteering to review a book or interest in getting your book reviewed, please email her at