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 Cheryl Edelson and Richard Hishmeh. For general questions, you can contact Richard Hishmeh ([email protected]) or Cheryl Edelson ([email protected]).

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, please contact PCP Book Review Editor Lina Geriguis ([email protected]) with your publication details. 

PAMLA members who are interested in reviewing books for PCP, please also reach out to Lina Geriguis ([email protected]).

Reviewers are enlisted from among scholars of note in the book’s area of expertise and may or may not be PAMLA members.