Additional Forms of Writing


American Quarterly accepts proposals for short forums, which can be a group of several papers in dialogue with each other or with a commentary, such as a revised conference panel, or a paper with several responses. Proposals for forums are approved by the Managing Board. These forums are subject to editorial review, not blind peer review. They are read by a combination of editors and select board members, who provide feedback for revision. In general, forums should not be more than 18,000 words total. We are also open to proposals for forums that can be published online or with online components and supplements.

Online Components

We are open to proposals for and submissions of visual essays and essays that include hyperlink and online supplements, such as video and audio clips, additional images, links to online sources for key archival information. As we continue to build our Web site, we are interested in proposals for essays and reviews that can be published online.


Please see our Author Guidelines for general formatting instructions.