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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.
  • At this time the journal’s online registration and submission system are not activated. Please send your submission to as an attached Word file.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  • Where appropriate, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which are found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

At this time the journal’s online registration and submission system is not activated. Please send your submission to as an attached Word file.

Submissions are invited from a variety of disciplines. Whatever the discipline or approach, however, the submissions should explore in some way the narrative complexity of human life, display a sufficient theoretical foundation, and reflect a good grasp of recent and relevant narrative scholarship. They should be clearly, correctly, and engagingly written, and should be accessible to readers who are not specialists in the writer's discipline.

1. It is understood that your manuscript has not been previously published, nor is being considered by another journal.

2. Your manuscript should be written clearly in English and normally be between 4000 and 6000 words in length, excluding references.

3. It should conform to APA style (6th ed.).

4. It should be double-spaced and use a 12-pt. font. All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the insertion point, rather than at the end.

5. It should be preceded by a 100-word abstract and appropriate keywords.

6. Your name(s), full contact information, and a 100-word biographical statement (for each author) should appear on the title page, which should be submitted as a separate file.

7. All other identifying information should be removed from the body of the manuscript, including mention of your name(s) in citations and references. Instead, insert (Author).

8. Your manuscript and title page should be sent to as attached Word files.

9. Questions not addressed by these guidelines should be sent to

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