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African American Review

PLEASE NOTE: Our submission queue will be closed from May 1, 2023 to September 15, 2023 for first-time submissions.

Authors who have revised and are resubmitting manuscripts will still be able to use Manuscript FastTrack.

Critical essays, fiction, and poetry are accepted. Learn more about Manuscript FastTrack and how to submit here.

About the Journal

A publication of Johns Hopkins University Press. African American Review is a scholarly aggregation of insightful essays on African American literature, theatre, film, the visual arts, and culture; interviews; poetry; fiction; and book reviews. Published quarterly, AAR has featured renowned writers and cultural critics including Trudier Harris, Arnold Rampersad, Hortense Spillers, Amiri Baraka, Cyrus Cassells, Rita Dove, Charles Johnson, Cheryl Wall, and Toni Morrison. The official publication of LLC African American of the Modern Language Association, AAR fosters a vigorous conversation among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.