Submission Guidelines


    Critical essays, reviews, and notices may be submitted by electronic mail (as an attached Microsoft Word document, if possible) or by snail-mail. Please note that PMC is no longer accepting unsolicited works of fiction or poetry.

    Editors' Address:

    Send correspondence and electronic submissions to

    Snail Mail:

    Managing Editor/Postmodern Culture
    University California, Irvine
    Department of Comparative Literature
    243 Humanities Instructional Building
    Irvine, CA 92697

    Author's Guide:

    The current MLA format is required for documentation in essays; please use a Works Cited page.

    PMC does not have a specific word length requirement, but essays appearing in the journal tend to be between 6,000 and 11,000 words.

    Multi-Media Elements:

    Postmodern Culture can publish still images, sound, animations, and full-motion video as well as text. For the time being, the following formatting restrictions should be observed:

    In-line images (on the page) must be in .jpg or .gif formats, and must be the size at which you want them to display, with the maximum allowable width being 420 pixels.

    Sound files can be in .au, .wav, Real Audio, or Quicktime formats. As with image files, HTML markup should indicate placement of the audio clip, using the exact filename.

    Video should be in MPEG or Quicktime formats. As above, indicate placement of the video clip in the HTML markup of the document to which it is attached.

    Bear in mind that your document still needs to be intelligible without the multi-media elements, since many of our readers will not be able to see these elements. Also, do remember that you must have appropriate permissions in order to use photographs, drawings, sound, or video that was originally produced by someone other than you: the same intellectual property rules apply to the Web as apply in print.

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