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Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

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Edited by Peter Swaab | Published Twice Annually

Format: Open Access journal 

ISSN: 2398-0605

Publishes: Twice Annually

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About the journal

The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society is a peer-reviewed, open access journal aiming to create a wider interest in this brilliant, original and witty writer. It features scholarly articles, previously unpublished archival works by Warner, and pieces by well-known contemporary writers describing their appreciation of Warner.

Although there has been a revival of Sylvia Townsend Warner's work in recent years, she remains an under-appreciated figure. Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was a highly individual writer of novels, short stories and poems, and a contemporary of writers such as Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes. Her first novel Lolly Willowes (1926) established her as a new literary talent and was shortlisted for the Prix Femina. She contributed short stories to the New Yorker for more than forty years, and went on to write several more novels, exploring the themes of women’s position in society and sexual ambiguity. Her reputation was re-established in the 1970s, during her lifetime, when her work was published by the newly launched Virago Modern Classics imprint.

From 2018 The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society will be published twice a year, online in open access form, providing access to a much wider readership.

Read more about The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society by visiting http://www.townsendwarner.com/

UCL Press journals do not at this time currently charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC). Authors of accepted papers will not be requested or required to make an APC payment before publication of their article.

About the editor

Peter Swaab is editor of the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society and Professor of English at UCL. Prior to joining UCL in 1990, he was Research Fellow at Queens’ College, and Director of Studies in English at Corpus Christi College. 

Editorial Board

Dame Gillian Beer, University of Cambridge, UK
Glen Cavaliero, University of Cambridge, UK
Maud Ellmann, University of Chicago, USA
Claire Harman, Durham University, UK
Ingrid Hotz-Davies, University of Tübingen, Germany
Laura Marcus, University of Oxford, UK
Janet Montefiore, University of Kent, UK
Helen Sutherland, University of Glasgow, UK
Peter Tolhurst, Black Dog Books, UK

Volume 2015

Submission guidelines

All submissions are currently being sent to the Editor in the first instance. Please email your full manuscript, author CV, as well as a 300 word abstract to the Editor at p.swaab@ucl.ac.uk

Peer review

The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society operates double blind peer-review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an additional anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review.