Welcome to Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Current News:

Legacy is pleased to announce that Jennifer Putzi will be joining our editorial team as a coeditor beginning in January. Jenny has a long history of service to the journal: a current Legacy board member, she is also our former book review editor and a former consultant/reader. She is Associate Professor of English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the College of William and Mary, where she also directs the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program. She is the author of Identifying Marks: Race, Gender, and the Marked Body in Nineteenth-Century America (U of Georgia P, 2006) and coeditor with Elizabeth Stockton of Elizabeth Stoddard’s Two Men (U of Nebraska P, 2008) and The Selected Letters of Elizabeth Stoddard (U of Iowa P, 2012). This most recent book won honorable mention for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ 2015 Edition Award recognizing excellence in recovery scholarship.

We are honored to have her. Welcome, Jenny!

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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