Your time at NKU isn't just about obtaining your degree. It's about meeting new people, enjoying new experiences, and growing as both a scholar and a global citizen.
That's why we encourage our majors to make the most of their college years by getting involved with student organizations, studying abroad, applying for scholarships and awards, and seeking out opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.
Pentangle is NKU's student-run literary journal featuring essays pertaining to all areas of literary studies, including film and other media.
Pentangle's name alludes to the famous image in the Middle English poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, where it is a symbol of truth and perfection. The journal seeks to highlight the academic writing of NKU students. Vist Pentangle's website for more information or follow them on social media.
Journal of Kentucky Studies (JKS) is an annual publication that promotes scholarly and creative work both from Kentucky writers and on Kentucky subjects.
JKS serves as an outreach program to create a bridge from Northern Kentucky University to the local, state, and national community on professional, academic, and creative levels. It features scholarly articles on history and literary criticism as well as personal narratives, short fiction, and poetry. Black-and-white photography is also accepted.
To download a PDF of the most recent issue of JKS (Vol. 31), click here. Journals are $5 an issue. Please send checks to Dr. Gary Walton via the address listed under "Submission Guidelines." For questions about JKS, please contact Dr. Gary Walton. You can also visit the jounal's website.
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The Journal of Kentucky Studies welcomes articles on any theme -- art, commentary, critical essays, history, literary criticism, short fiction, and poetry. Black-and-white photography is also accepted. Subject matter is not restricted to Kentucky.
All manuscripts should be double-spaced and follow the University of Chicago Manual of Style. Copy should be submitted in triplicate with a self-addressed stamped envelope and an email address included. Turn-around time on submissions is typically six months.
Although there are no restrictions on length of prose fiction or non-fiction, most manuscripts which find their way into our pages are typically about 20 typed, double-spaced pages: 6000 words or less.
We have no restriction on the style or subjects for our published poetry. Submissions, however, should be limited to 3-5 lyric poems or 1-2 longer forms.
Please send submissions to:
Dr. Gary Walton, Editor
Journal of Kentucky Studies
Department of English
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099