Welcome to Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Current News:

Changes to Legacy Editorial Staff

Legacy is happy to announce that Summar C. Sparks has joined us as our new Editorial Assistant. As we speak, Ms. Sparks is preparing to defend her dissertation, “Bound by Paper: Nineteenth-Century Southern Editors and Their Northern Connections,” at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She brings experience working as an Assistant Editor at College English, and we are very happy to have her.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Amber LaPiana for her superb contributions as Legacy Editorial Assistant over the past two years. As her term draws to a close, she departs the journal in order to become Senior Editor for the education website noodle.com. We thank her for her excellent service and her brilliant editorial eye, and we wish her well as she begins her career.

Policy Changes Make More Work Eligible for Submission

The University of Nebraska Press, which publishes Legacy, has recently modified its stance on what constitutes previously published work. It is now acceptable for authors to submit work to the journal that is based on a conference paper posted online, work that has appeared online as part of a working paper series (that is, an unrefereed manuscript version of the article), or work of this nature that has been posted in required university repositories.

However, we still are not able to consider previously published work that has simply been repurposed or any kind of work for which the author has transferred copyright through a publication agreement or its legal equivalent. We understand that authors want—and indeed are sometimes required—to share their scholarship in the ways listed above, and we hope that the relaxed policy will make it easier for them to submit their work to Legacy.

Other Legacy news:

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