Please submit your articles, short stories, plays to and your poems to

  • The Human is published at least once a year. Submission periods are announced in the “Call for Works” page of the journal as well as in various international cfp webpages.
  • The Human publishes written works of knowledge and art.
  • Articles, reviews, interviews, poems, short-stories, plays, or essays submitted should be primarily in English or alternatively in Turkish.
  • There is no maximum or minimum word-count limitation relating to the length of submissions.  However, editors, during their initial control of the piece, reserve their rights to reject a work because of its inappropriate length.
  • All written or visual works should display original thought and ideas.
  • Authors of submissions are free to use any documentation styles (MLA, Chicago, etc.) as long as they consistently follow documentation principles of one style from the beginning till the end of the work. If the work eventually receives acceptance for publication, it should follow the documentation principles of Chicago manual of style, 15th edition.
  • The Human editors may ask authors to revise and improve use of language in their works.
  •        Submissions may feature illustrations and graphics. It is the responsibility of the author of such pieces to obtain necessary permissions for the illustrations and/or graphics that they use.
  • Articles must be submitted as e-mail attachments, in Microsoft Word format, along with an abstract.
  • Since the articles will be sent to referees anonymously, the author’s name should only be written in the cover e-mail; there should be no indication of the author’s identity on the paper itself.
  • The Human does not publish previously published works. Therefore, authors of any works submitted to The Human accept that their works have not been published or appeared elsewhere.
  • Articles must be double-spaced (with single-spacing used for block quotations).
  • Margins should be 2.5 cm. or 1 inch from all sides. The first line of each paragraph should be indented. Block quotations should be indented 2.5 cm. or 1 inch from both the right and left margins.

Submission Preparation Checklist

ü  As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

ü  The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

ü  The submission file is in MS Word (for articles and essays) format, and in either MS Word, PDF or JPEG format for poems, plays, and short-stories.

ü  Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

ü  The text is double-spaced; uses a 11 or 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.



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.