Call for Papers: Special issue of Mester on the Caribbean

Mester seeks articles for its general issue to be published in 2012. Mester publishes critical articles, interviews, and book reviews in the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish-American, Brazilian, Latino and Chicano literatures and linguistics. Mester also welcomes articles in Comparative Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Interdisciplinary and transatlantic approaches are encouraged.

Their upcoming volume will have two main sections: a general one open to any topic related to the scope of the journal, and a special supplement section dedicated to Caribbean Studies and Literatures.

Articles may be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English. Publication decisions are based solely on the quality of the submissions, which undergo triple-blind review. The journal is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures.

To be considered for publication, all manuscripts should closely follow these guidelines:

  • • Have no fewer than 15 and no more than 25 double-spaced pages (3750-8000 words), including endnotes and Works Cited.
  • • Use Times New Roman font, size 12 point and Microsoft Word 95 or higher.
  • • Must follow the conventions of the most current edition of the MLA Style Manual.
  • • Please do not write your name on the manuscripts.
  • • Reviews for works published within the past year are accepted for the following categories: academic books, linguistics, film and fiction. Reviews should be between 500 and 1,200 words in length. Publishers and authors are welcome to submit books for possible selection.
  • • Submissions that are being considered by another publication are not accepted.
  • Submissions must be done electronically via eScholarship. More information about the submission is available at <;

The deadline is December 15, 2011 but early submissions are encouraged.

Please forward any question to: Attn: Brenda Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief, or

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