American Quarterly accepts proposals for short forums, which can be a group of several papers in dialogue with each other or with a commentary, such as a revised conference panel, or a paper with several responses. Proposals for forums are approved by the Managing Board. These forums are subject to editorial review, not blind peer review. They are read by a combination of editors and select board members, who provide feedback for revision. In general, forums should not be more than 18,000 words total. We are also open to proposals for forums that can be published online or with online components and supplements.
Please see our Author Guidelines for general formatting instructions.