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Prose Studies

Prose Studies is a forum for discussion of the history, theory, and criticism of non-fictional prose of all periods. The journal publishes studies of recognized genres of non-fiction, such as:

  • autobiography
  • biography
  • the sermon
  • the essay
  • the journal
  • the letter

It also aims to promote the study of non-fictional prose as an important component in the profession’s ongoing re-configuration of the categories and canons of literature. Interdisciplinary studies, articles on non-canonical texts and essays on the theory and practice of discourse are also included.

Proposals for special issues and short contributions to the forum on the teaching of non-fiction prose are also welcome. In most instances, submitted essays receive an editorial decision within three months and accepted essays are published within a year of submission.  Please direct all inquiries to the Editor, Clare A. Simmons (

How to Submit

Peer Review Policy
Essays submitted for potential publication undergo editorial screening and double blind review, in most cases by two reviewers.

Why Publish with Prose Studies?
In addition to the prestige of publishing in this unique journal, authors receive the following benefits:

  • Validate your research through a robust peer review process
  • Increase your opportunities for future collaboration
  • Share your research with 50 free e-prints and tips on promoting your article courtesy of our Author Resources site
  • Immediately see the impact your research made in the community: track downloads, citations, and the Altmetric Score of your article on My Authored Works
  • And much more!

For detailed instructions on how to submit to Prose Studies, please visit our Author Instructions Site.

Editorial information

  • Editor : Clare A Simmons , The Ohio State University
  • Reviews Editor : David Witzling , Manhattan College, New York City, New York