Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in responding to The Scattered Pelican’s Call for Papers. To facilitate the editing process, please ensure that all submissions are in accord with the criteria below, and are accompanied with a separate statement with your name, email address, academic affiliation, and a biography of no more than 100 words.

What do we accept?

  • The Scattered Pelican accepts full-length journal articles as well as critical reviews of books, films, and artwork. Reviews must be 1000-1500 words, while journal articles must be between 4000-5000 words. The word count must be inclusive of the Works Cited and endnotes. If submitting a journal article, please include a brief abstract and 2-3 keywords.

Important formatting guidelines:

A comprehensive guideline can be found here.

Send all submissions to  following one of these file name formats: <Article Submission_Title of Article.doc/X> (e.g., Article Submission_Imagined Communities.doc), <Review Submission_Title of Text.doc/X> (e.g., Review Submission_10,000 KM.docx), or <Literary Submission_Title of Submission.doc/X> (e.g., Literary Submission_The Second World.doc).