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Cover of the Kazuo Ishiguro special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language, with a drawing by Edward Carey.

Texas Studies in Literature and Language is one of the oldest scholarly journals in the English-speaking world. It began in 1911 as Studies in English, an annual that published monographs by University of Texas at Austin faculty. In 1924, the journal was reimagined as a yearly collection of scholarly essays, again primarily by UT faculty. In 1959, Texas Studies in Literature and Language took its current name and became a quarterly publication with a broader scholarly purview not limited to a specific time period or genre. From 1959 until 1976, publication was supported by funds from the offices of the Dean of Graduate Study and Dean of Arts and Sciences, as well as the University of Texas Press. In 1976, UT Press took publishing control of the journal, which it retains.

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Bat City Review, cover of issue 10 with art by Mimi Kato.

Founded by Kurt Heinzelman in 2003 as a journal run by creative writing graduate students, Bat City Review publishes the best in contemporary poetry and fiction from writers at all different stages of their writing lives—from Pulitzer Prize winners to those just beginning their careers as published writers. The Bat City Review is a nationally distributed journal. Past contributors include Steve Almond, Aimee Bender, Billy Collins, Denise Duhamel, Stephen Dunn, Paul Muldoon, Barbara Ras, George Saunders, Helena María Viramontes, and C.K. Williams.

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Hothouse, the official undergraduate literary journal of The Department of English.

Hothouse is the official undergraduate literary journal of the Department of English. It is produced by English majors and Creative Writing students. Hothouse offers its staff members the opportunity to learn about the logistics of putting together a literary journal from the ground up, and every step of the process, from design and layout to reading and selecting submissions, is an integrative and collaborative effort. The journal’s main goal is to showcase the diverse talent of undergraduate Texans by publishing exceptional student poetry and prose.

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Latinx Pop Magazine. Illustration by Miguel Ángel Hernández.

Latinx Pop Magazine is a hub of critical exploration and vital celebration of Latinx culture in TV, film, social media, arts, literature, comic books, and video games.

Passionate about growing knowledge about how pop culture by and about Latinx is in our everyday lives, the Latinx Pop Magazine Editorial Team curate reviews, interviews, topical popcasts, and critical thought pieces to make visible US Latinx experiences and identities shaped by and reconstructed in pop culture.

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  • Current Editing by Members of the Department


    Praxis is an international open-access peer-reviewed scholarly journal with a focus on the intersection of writing center work and writing center theory. Praxis is housed in the University Writing Center at the University of Texas at Austin and accepts submissions year round, publishing biannually. Run by two graduate students on a two-year rotating basis, Praxis seeks submissions from both early-career and established researchers for articles, columns, and book reviews, and also runs a blog, AXIS, and a data commons, PRX. Go to www.praxisuwc.com to access more than a decade of writing center research from some of the top scholars in the field.

    The Searcher

    The Searcher is an undergraduate humanities research journal, sponsored by the Department of English. 

    Students have the opportunity to submit work under 2,000 words to the e-journal or work over 2,000 words to the print journal. Submission is free. Journals are accessible through the website and print journals are free for contributors. We believe in making research an accessible space for everyone, especially for our readers. For submissions, visit www.thesearcherjournal.com/submit.

    QT Voices

    QT Voices explores queer and trans histories and herstories, both at the University of Texas and beyond. Do you have a queer/trans historical topic you’d like us to research for you? Send your queries to lgbtq@austin.utexas.edu.

  • Journals Recently Edited by Department of English Faculty


    Currents in Electronic Literacy

    Currents in Electronic Literacy was founded in 1999 as a forum for the scholarly discussion of electronic literacy. John Slatin, Mark Longaker, Margaret Syverson, and Diane Davis all served as editors before the journal was retired in 2015.

    Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages

    Ian Hancock was the founding editor of Journal of Creole Studies, the first journal in the discipline of creolistics. It was superseded by the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, which Hancock also helped to found.

    Exemplaria: Medieval/Early Modern/Theory

    Elizabeth Scala edited the journal from 2008-18. She now serves as one of its trustees.

    GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies

    GLQ offers queer perspectives on issues touching on sex and sexuality and publishes scholarship and commentary in areas as diverse as law, science studies, religion, political science, and literary studies. Ann Cvetkovich co-edited the journal from 2005-2011.

    Studies in American Indian Literatures 

    SAIL is the quarterly publication of ASAIL, the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. James H. Cox co-edited the journal from 2007-2012.

    William Carlos Williams Review

    The William Carlos Williams Review publishes articles on any aspect of the life and work of William Carlos Williams and his literary milieu. Brian Bremen was the managing editor from 1992-2002. 

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