The Hemingway Review - Submission Guidelines

The Hemingway Review, edited by Suzanne del Gizzo, is a scholarly journal published twice a year by the Hemingway Foundation and Society. The journal specializes in researched scholarship on the work and life of Ernest Hemingway.

The Review has a print-run of 700 copies.  Copies are sent to contributors, members of the Hemingway Society, and libraries.  The Review also enjoys unlimited circulation via electronic databases including Project Muse (Johns Hopkins University Press), Ebsco Host, ProQuest, and Gale Infotrac.  Collectively, these resources make the journal almost universally available in high school, public, and academic libraries. Thanks to our agreement with Project Muse, Hemingway Society members can view current and back issues of the Hemingway Review online.

The Review welcomes all critical approaches from traditional to cutting edge.  The journal does not ordinarily publish fiction, poetry, or other writing that is not researched scholarship.

We expect the articles we publish to show a wide familiarity with and to demonstrate a significant departure from existing Hemingway criticism.  To enhance your chances for acceptance, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the wide spectrum of Hemingway scholarship and particularly with work already published in the Review.

The Hemingway Review values and publishes writing that is technically correct and stylistically graceful.  We believe that academic prose should be enjoyable to read and crystal-clear.


The Hemingway Review publishes scholarly articles, notes, and book reviews. Articles should ideally be around 6,250 words inclusive of endnotes and works cited. Notes (short articles) should be no longer than 2,500 words inclusive of endnotes and works cited. The editor assigns book reviews.  Please inquire to

Documentation should include internal, parenthetical citation, endnotes, and works cited in accordance with the ninth edition of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Manual.  The Hemingway Review welcomes the submission of illustrations. Low-resolution images are acceptable for submission, but authors must provide high-resolution images (a minimum of 300 dpi) for publication.  We ask that all authors use these "Abbreviations for the Works of Ernest Hemingway" created for the Cambridge Edition of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway in parenthetical citations.


All manuscripts and queries should be sent to the Editor, Suzanne del Gizzo, at

Send one electronic copy (preferably as an MSWord or other major word processing program document) to thehemingwayreview@gmail.comElectronic files should be titled with your last and first name only (e.g. “Smith, Jane”).  Please be sure to follow this format to avoid having your work misplaced.  We receive dozens of files with titles like “Hem Review,” “Hemingway Review essay,” or some version thereof.

Submissions will be acknowledged by an email.

The manuscript should be prepared for author-anonymous peer review.  Your name should appear in the file name of the document only; the editor will rename files before sending them out for review.  Do not refer to yourself and your previous work in the first person, include your name with page numbers, or give other “clues” to your identity.


Preparing an essay for copyediting
Once an essay is accepted for publication, authors have a period of time (specified in correspondence with the editor) to prepare the essay formally for copyediting and proofreading.   Even when work is accepted, there is often some degree of revision that must take place before submitting the essay for copyediting.

At this stage, in addition to making suggested revisions, authors should pay careful attention to details of presentation.  They should be sure the essay conforms to the ninth edition of the MLA Style Manual (parenthetical citation, discursive endnotes, works cited). Parenthetical references to Hemingway's works should use the "Abbreviations for the Works of Ernest Hemingway" as established by the Hemingway Letters Project.

In addition, final documents should be presented in Times Roman 12-point font with double-spacing throughout, including block quotations, endnotes, and works cited.  Justify left-hand margins only.  Turn off all headers and footers and keep only the most basic formatting (italics, bold, etc.).  The essay will be prepared for work by a design professional.  All extraneous codes will have to be removed and replaced, and errors may be introduced in this process.

The editor will copyedit and proofread this document and send it back to the author for review.  Once both the author and editor are satisfied with the essay, it is sent to the designer to be formatted for publication.  The author will be able to review proofs after the document is formatted, but changes to proofs must be kept to a minimum.

Authors of accepted work are also responsible for providing a 100-word abstract for the essay.  The abstract should be submitted at the same time as the final version of the essay for copyediting.

The Review publishes images that are essential to an essay, but our use of images is limited by space and budgetary concerns.  The editor reserves the right to select from images presented with an article.  Authors are responsible for obtaining and paying for permission to use images.  If the essay includes images, authors must provide high-resolution images (minimum of 300 dpi) for publication.

Authors of work accepted for publication are responsible for obtaining necessary permissions to quote previously unpublished materials and published materials in excess of fair use.  We are happy to consult with you about what permissions are required and will (when possible) provide you with addresses of copyright holders.  Do not write for permissions without consultation.  Authors are required to pay any permission costs.  Please visit the Permissions page to review permission guidelines for Hemingway's works.

Additional Information
Authors will receive a free copy of the Hemingway Review upon publication and information about how to purchase additional copies.

For additional advice and guidance about preparing an article for publication in a scholarly journal, please visit “Guidelines for Contributors” by the Council of Editors Learned Journals.