Literature, like all art, is created by and for people, and MF
encourages a humanistic orientation that explores the individual
and cultural expressions contained within text. Medieval Forum
supports the premise that theory serves to illuminate text, and
that the literature, or primary object of study from other disciplines,
is to be honored rather than theory for its own sake. In order
to foster a climate of communication, a format of highly specialized
vocabulary that limits accessibility to a varied readership is
Selections are made on the basis of originality of thought, clarity of writing, and familiarity with and contribution to the scholarly dialog. Please do not submit works that have been previously published, or that are currently under review, by another journal.
Submissions are accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis. Please note that Medieval Forum is not a peer-reviewed journal; however, MF
articles are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
should be no more than 15,000 words, and should conform to the
current MLA Style Manual. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum.
Foreign language should be translated, following the original
language excerpt. Special characters like "thorns" and "eths"
should be normalized. Although subheadings are not required, they
are considered helpful in longer articles. Submissions should
be written in a Microsoft Word document, 12 pt. Times, with no
special characters other than italics for names of publications,
and for foreign words not in common English use, except in foreign
language quotations. Images to accompany text should be easily
and clearly reproducible, in JPG format, and accompanied by reprint
permission from the source.
Submissions should be accompanied by an abstract not to exceed
100 words, the contributor's name (without titles, degrees or
affiliations) and contact information, and sent electronically
to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors retain the copyright to their works.
Feel free to contact the editors with any questions you may have.