An Invitation to Chat with an Editor

MLA members—especially graduate students and junior faculty—are invited to chat with a journal editor at the MLA Convention. This opportunity is provided at each MLA convention by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

The chat with an editor may address submission to academic journals in general or submission to one academic journal in particular. Topics may range from understanding the review process to responding to the editor’s letter about a submission. The chat is intended to be a form of professional mentoring, one that will strengthen academic careers.

The schedule of the “Chat with an Editor” is listed below. Those interested may sign up for a twenty-minute slot, with any editor identified, by emailing Chat Coordinator Richard Kopley at

CELJ “Chat with an Editor” Schedule

MLA Convention, Boston, January 3-6, 2013

Sheraton Boston, Jamaica Pond Room (Fifth Floor)


Friday, January 4, 2013

9-10 a.m.                   Steven Totosy de Zepetnek, Comparative Literature and Culture

                                   Michael Cornett, The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

10-11 a.m.                Cat Tosenberger, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures

                                    Amy S. Wyngaard, Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures

11 a.m.-12 noon      Arthur F. Kenney and Timothy Zajac, English Literary Renaissance        

12 noon-1 p.m.         Logan Browning, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

                                    Graham MacPhee, College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

Saturday, January 5, 2013

9-10 a.m.                   Tom Smith, Lifewriting Annual

10-11 a.m.                 Anne Keefe, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

                                     Faye Halpern, Ariel

11 a.m.-12 noon       Anna Faktorovich, Pennsylvania Literary Journal

                                    Thomas O. Beebee, Comparative Literature Studies

12 noon-1 p.m.         Nancy Grace and Ronna Johnson, Journal of Beat Studies