Article Submission

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture and its principles, please see our manifesto on this page:

Please view our submission guidelines here:

The article submission deadline for December 2014 issue is 20th November 2014. The issue is planned to be published no earlier than the end of February 2015.

Article submissions should be emailed to

Articles published in The Human will be indexed and disseminated by the Ebsco Publishing.


Special Issue on “Crime Writing”

The Human is now inviting submissions for a special issue to be published in June 2015. The special issue will be devoted to crime writing (fiction and non-fiction) in all of its diverse forms and multiplicity of cultural situations. The topic, for instance, may cover journalistic reportage, online fansites for aficionados of crime, detective fiction broadly construed, crime writing for children and young adults, hacking, true crime writing, historical crime writing, and other subjects. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, as are treatments that deal with global (non-Western) writing or that bridge East and West. Less-covered subjects are most welcome. Successful submissions will demonstrate rigor, originality and persuasive argumentation for the significance of the thesis.

Completed essays of 4500-5500 words will be due no later than March 1, 2015, to guest editor, Rebecca Martin (


Poetry Submission

Poetry submissions are now open. Please send one document with up to three poems. We favor poems of one to two pages. There are of course exceptions. For our Winter 2015 issue there is no one theme. We are interested in poems that in some way connect to our manifesto which includes the lines:

  • The Humanneither favors neutralism nor does it support absolute relativism; it carries ethical concerns and responsibilities, thus, it may be on the side of the unequal.
  • The Humanwishes to stand right in the middle of inspirations of reason or emotion.

Before you send your work please take a moment to read our latest issue. We look forward to reading your work.

Please send your poems to

Authors whose poems are not accepted for publication will not be notified of this. If you do not hear from us in three months, please feel free to send your poems elsewhere.

We thank you for your interest in The Human Journal.