The Gaskell Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication dedicated to disseminating the most authoritative, dynamic and agenda-setting research in Gaskell Studies.

The Journal is published annually and distributed to academic libraries across the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Japan; and also given free of charge to the 600 members of the Gaskell Society. The journal is also available online to libraries that subscribe to the Literature On-Line package through Proquest.

The Gaskell Journal invites essays of between 6,000 and 7,000 words on all aspects of Gaskell studies. We also welcome reviews and shorter articles of biographical interest. Please see Instructions for Authors.

The 2015 Gaskell Journal is a special edition on ‘Elizabeth Gaskell and Victorian Short Fiction’.

In 2016 the Joan Leach Memorial Graduate Essay Prize will be offered for the third time – deadline for submissions 10 February 2016.

The Journal is published by the Gaskell Society and supported by a host of Gaskell Society events, conferences, public readings, meetings and reading groups held across the country.

For details about other calls for papers please see Call For Papers page.