Paper Shell Review

The Paper Shell Review is the University of Maryland, College Park’s only undergraduate journal of essays on literary topics, and we are looking for captivating essays of a scholarly, critical nature to publish in our Spring 2018 edition.

Undergraduate students from any accredited institution of higher education may submit papers to The Paper Shell Review. Submission by a single author should not exceed three essays. E-mail essays as Microsoft Word attachments to papershellreview@gmail.com. Submissions for this year’s issue will be accepted until Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:59pm (EST).

All papers must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman font, numbered, and formatted with one-inch margins. Papers should not exceed 20 pages, but exceptions may be made for essays of superb quality. Essays must follow the Modern Language Association style guidelines as defined in the MLA Guidelines for Writers of Research Papers (latest edition).

The e-mail body accompanying any paper should include the author’s full name, undergraduate institution, current year (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior), paper title, and contact information (e-mail, phone number, current address, and permanent address). The journal is published in print in April and on-line in May on the UMD English Department website.

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