Call for Papers


The August Wilson Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal, promoting the study, teaching, and performance of Mr. Wilson’s work.

The journal invites new scholarship on August Wilson, including biographical research, historical research, literary analysis, and performance studies, as well as interviews, book/performance reviews, audio and video contributions, notes, and current bibliographic information.  All critical approaches are welcome.  Submissions will be judged by acknowledged experts.

Literary analyses, biographical research, performance studies, and historical research must be submitted directly via the journal website.  Submission guidelines appear below.  Inquire of the editors regarding interview ideas, bibliography/note contributions, and book/performance reviews. 

Audio and video submissions are encouraged and will be considered.  Works of verse, drama, or fiction will not be published.

Published by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, and sponsored by Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and the August Wilson Society, the inaugural edition is on track for publication in June 2019.

Michael J. Downing
Professor of English
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Managing Editor
David L. Anderson
Professor of English
Butler County Community College (retired)

Submission Guidelines

Authors must register prior to submission.

Visit and click the Register tab at the top.  Fill in the form fields, select the checkbox for Author: Able to submit items to the journal, and click the Register button at the bottom of the page.

Click the About tab and review information under Submissions.

To submit: Click the User Home tab.  Click Author.  Click Start a New Submission.  Follow the steps.  Word documents, please.

Confused?  Check this OJS support video on submissions.

Questions?  Contact the journal editors:
Posted: 2018-03-24
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