All submissions must conform to MLA format and style guidelines. Submissions must be sent by email in a Microsoft Word document to

The Shakespeare Newsletter must be made aware if a submission has already been published. We do not accept concurrent submissions.

Book Reviews

Book reviews typically run between 1,000 and 2,000 words. There is a condensed list of books awaiting review in every issue, but a complete list may be sent upon request. The Shakespeare Newsletter will accept requests to review unlisted books on an individual basis. A short (1-2 page) CV must be sent with the request to review for first-time contributors.

Theater Reviews

Theater reviews (1,500 – 3,000 words) are both solicited and unsolicited. Contributors are encouraged to request to review a performance at any time.

Open Submissions

Open submissions are accepted for scholarly articles (4,000 – 6,000 words), as well as interviews (1,000 – 3,000 words), news, approaches to teaching and short notes. Scholarly articles will undergo a double-blind peer-review process.