Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

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File Format                                                                                                     

  • Please submit a Microsoft Word file
  • All text must be in 12pt Times New Roman and double-spaced.
  • Use the title of your research essay, poetry, short fiction as the subject for your email submission.

Content and Structure for an Academic article

  • Please provide your article with an appropriate title.
  • Abstract: Should not exceed 250 words
  • Keywords: 4 to 8 words


Content and Structure for a creative prose and/or poetry

  • Please provide your prose or poem a creative and appropriate title
  • A creative prose should be no less than 1500 and no more than 3500
  • A limit of 3-5 poems
  • No abstract or keywords is needed
  • If you wish to submit poetry, please submit 2-5 poems


If abbreviations are used in the text, they should either be defined in the text where first used, or a list of abbreviations should be provided.

Reference Style

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of MLA style in referencing

Please visit for any queries you have on MLA.

 Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors must check the following to ensure that they comply with the journals rules:

  • Please ensure that you download and fill out the submission form and send it together with your submission.
  • The submission file (research essay, poetry, short fiction ) does not have author’s information (name or surname). This is to ensure the piece will remain anonymous so it can be assessed fairly.
  • The submission has not been previously published and it is completely original (please see information on plagiarism).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.

Please send your submissions to:

Guidelines for writing a book review

  • Please provide your book review with a creative and appropriate title
  • Submit the following information about the book: Author/Editor, Name of book, Publisher, Year of publication, ISBN Number, Number of pages, Price.
  • The bookreview of a novel should be no less than 1000 words and no more than 2500 words.
  • If you are reviewing a major scholarly work the review should be no more than 4500 words.
  • Provide 3-6 keywords
  • You are not restricted in terms of the range of the novel, it can be either a contemporary or a classic work.

Book reviews should consider the following:

The intended audience of the book

Biography of the author

Main ideas and objectives of the book, and whether these are accomplished.

The context and impetus of the book

The strengths and weaknesses of the book

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10 thoughts on “Submission Guidelines

  1. Hi there, can I wright an article based on my Masters thesis? I am currently PhD student at UWC but did my Masters at UKZN. Please let me know if that is possible.

  2. Hi there, I am trying to submit my article but cant get the form. when I click on form download, it takes me back to this site (submission guidelines). please advise alternative way to get the form.

  3. thx for your help. I just submitted but the referencing method (MLA) is the most complicated one.

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