Ends on September 14, 2017

Written academic submissions should be typed, double-spaced, and follow MLA (8th edition) guidelines. Due to the volume of submissions Palaver receives, we ask that academic pieces run no longer than twenty-five pages. The file name should only include the title of your submission. No self-identifying information should be present in the body of your work, due to our blind review process. Palaver does not accept previously published work, be it print or online. 

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If the work is accepted elsewhere, please notify us immediately and withdraw your submission to Palaver. 

No multiple submissions. Please wait until you have heard back from the first submission before submitting a second time.

Submissions to Palaver are open February 15 until September 14. We publish on an annual basis in May. Palaver contacts submitters about their submission status within six months.

If your submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission and notify Palaver of its publication elsewhere when noting the reason for withdrawal.  

Questions can be addressed to submissions@palaverjournal.com.


As a publication sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Graduate Liberal Studies program, Palaver is subject to the provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 45, Part 46 Protection of Human Subjects, Subparts A, B, C and D (PDF) and falls under the oversight of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Institutional Review Board. A Human subject is defined as a living individual, about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains: 1) data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or 2) identifiable private information. If the editorial staff believes an author may have used data obtained through research on human subjects in a manner covered by the federal statutes, further inquiries may be instituted through the Institutional Review Board according to its policies and procedures.    

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