Submission Guidelines

Disciplines from which manuscripts for Narrative Works are invited include, but are not limited to, psychology, sociology, anthropology, gerontology, literary studies, gender studies, cultural studies, religious studies, social work, education, healthcare, ethics, theology, and the arts. Articles appearing in Narrative Works may concern a range of contexts, topics, and themes; employ a variety of approaches and methodologies; and represent individual or collaborative work by theorists, researchers, or practitioners. Whatever the discipline or approach, however, the submissions should explore in some way the narrative complexity of human life, display a sufficient theoretical foundation, and reflect a good grasp of recent and relevant narrative scholarship. They should be clearly, correctly, and engagingly written, and should be accessible to readers who are not specialists in the writer's discipline.

1. It is understood that your article has not been previously published, nor is it being considered by another journal.
2. Your manuscript should be written clearly in English and normally be between 4000 and 6000 words in length, excluding references.
3. It should conform to APA style (6th ed.).
4. Your manuscript should be double-spaced and use a 12-point font. All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

5. It should be preceded by a 100-word abstract and appropriate keywords.
6. Your name(s), full contact information, and a 100-word biographical statement (for each author) should appear on the title page, which should be submitted as a separate file.

7. All other identifying information should be removed from the body of the manuscript: your name(s) should be deleted from the text, including mention of your name(s) in citations and references. Instead, insert (Author).
8. Your manuscript and title page should be sent to as an attached Word file.
9. Questions not addressed by these guidelines should be sent to


Peer Review Process

Articles submitted for publication in Narrative Works will be sent (with all identifying information removed) to at least two reviewers with appropriate expertise. Reviewers will recommend that the article be published, published with specific revisions, or not published. Authors will be sent a copy of the reviewers’ comments (with all identifying information removed).


No charges are levied to authors to process or publish papers.


ISSN: 1925-0622