Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. We have recently published our Winter 2018 issue. We will begin accepting submissions for our Winter 2019 issue in early November 2018.
Submissions to both the general section and the Forum should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system.
We are not currently seeking out submissions. Any submissions between now and January 2019 will be considered for our Winter 2019 issue. We will reserve a few spots for papers addressing a forum prompt announced this fall."
The deadline for submissions to our Winter 2018 issue was January 17, 2018. Any articles submitted after this date were not be considered for publication in this issue.