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Author Guidelines

Please send manuscripts and other items to be considered for publication (in MLA style) to: Electronic submission is preferred

Please send book reviews to:

Dr. Paola Hern√°ndez
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Wisconsin
1018 Van Hise Hall
Madison, WI 53706 USA

Limitations of space require that submissions conform to the following maximum lengths:

Critical studies: 25 pages (12pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins)
Interviews: 2000 words
Festival Reports: 2000 words
Performance Reviews: 500 words plus photos
Reviews: 500 words for a critical study / 750 words for a published / 1000 words for a play collection

Submissions that exceed these limits will be returned without consideration.
For further guidelines and details, see the Submission Preparation Checklist below.


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.

  1. Document format:
    __ 1 inch margins
    __ Times New Roman, 12 point font
    __ Left justify all
    __ Double space main text (including blocked quotes)
    __ Use italics instead of underline (including notes and bibliography)
    __ Delete header and footer information

    __ Title of article (left justify, bold)
    __ Author name (left justify, bold)
    __ Double space between title and author and text
    __ Epigraph, 10-point font (place toward right side of page)
    __ Section headings in article (bold headings, two spaces before, none after)
    __ Include school or country of author, 2 spaces below main body of article, left justify and use italics
  2. Documentation:
    __ left justify and bold Works Cited section header
    __ Single space works cited entries with no spaces between titles
    __ MLA Style documentation in text
    __ MLA Style works cited
    __ Use _____. for same author (5 x _)
    __ Use hanging indents in works cited
  3. Notes:
    __ Use end notes instead of footnotes
    __ Left justify and bold Notes section header
    __ Single space notes with no spaces between entries
  4. Spelling:
    __ Spell check
    __ Check to see that the word theater / theatre is consistent within article
    __ For articles in English, punctuation inside quotation marks. For articles in Spanish, punctuation outside quotation marks.

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