Guidelines for Submission of Articles to
The Rocky Mountain Review and E-Review

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted ELECTRONICALLY as an attachment in Microsoft WORD (.doc or .docx, NOT .pdf) to Lorie Sauble-Otto, The Rocky Mountain Review Editor ( Please include your name and phone number in the e-mail.

Authors of articles for The Rocky Mountain Review must be members of RMMLA at the time of submission. The author's name should appear only on the cover letter, not on the copies. The following statement should be included in the cover letter: ďI confirm that this manuscript is not currently being considered by another publisher, nor has it been published elsewhere, under this, or another title."

Please allow three to four months for a decision on publication.

Format: The journalís print version and electronic versions publish articles in English and all languages of editorial expertise in the RMMLA. Authors should write in their language of greatest proficiency. :

  • A length of 15 to 25 double-spaced pages, excluding Endnotes and Works Cited sections.
  • Follow MLA-style guidelines as detailed in MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd Edition. New York: Modern Language Association, 2008.
  • Footnotes are unacceptable. Endnotes are to be inserted mechanically, not created within the program, and precede the Works Cited section.
Abstract: An informative and comprehensive abstract of 50 to 100 words must accompany the manuscript when first submitted. No identifying information may be included on the abstract page.

Documentation: Writers are responsible for checking the accuracy of references and for ensuring that complete information is provided in the Works Cited section for sources referenced in the text.

Figures and Images: It is the authorís responsibility to seek and to obtain written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce any visual or other materials accompanying the manuscript.

Review Process: All articles submitted for consideration, whether they appear in the print or Web version of The Rocky Mountain Review, undergo a scholarly review process. Details about the review process and a list of members of the Editorial Board are included on this site. Manuscripts will not be returned to authors.

Acceptance and Publication: Once a submission is accepted for publication, its author provides the following to the Editor by e-mail to

  • a clean, fully revised version of the article
  • a short abstract
  • a biographical note of approximately 50 words

The article is then copy-edited and prepared for publication. The print journal is published semi-annually, in November and April, and mailed to those who have opted to pay a supplemental print mailing fee. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and are published in the order that they are accepted, as space allows.

The online version of The Rocky Mountain Review publishes articles at the point of final edit, regardless of the print schedule.

Editors bear the final responsibility for the journal, and reserve the right to refuse an article that is excessively tardy or otherwise unsuitable. Rejected manuscripts will be kept on file for one year; manuscripts receiving a "revise and resubmit" recommendation will be kept on file for two years.

Following publication in the print version of The Rocky Mountain Review, authors will receive three complimentary copies of the journal issue featuring their article.

The Rocky Mountain Review is indexed in these scholarly indexes:

  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Humanities Index
  • Project MUSE
  • MHRA Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
  • IBZ (the International Bibliography of Periodical Literature)
  • NISC (The National Information Services Corporation)
  • Women Studies Abstracts
  • LLBA (Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts)
  • IBR (the International Bibliography of Book Reviews)
  • Book Review Digest
  • Book Review Index
  • Media Review Digest
The electronic version of The Rocky Mountain Review and information for membership in the RMMLA is available at