Children's Literature


Children’s Literature is published annually by The Johns Hopkins University Press and edited at Hollins University. It is the annual publication of the Children’s Literature Association and the Modern Language Association Division on Children’s Literature. Print ISSN for the journal is 0092-8208.
The journal seeks to publish theoretically-based articles that demonstrate an awareness of key issues and criticism in children’s literature. Articles submitted for publication should be 20-30 pages in length and should conform to MLA style. To facilitate anonymous review, the author’s name should not appear on the essay. Please provide full contact information in a separate document. Double-spacing should be used throughout text and notes. Please send completed essays by e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word (preferred) or Rich Text Format to [email protected].

Editorial correspondence should be addressed to The Editors, Children’s Literature, Hollins University, P.O. Box 9677, Roanoke, VA 24020 or to [email protected].
Children’s Literature staff:
Editor in Chief: R. H. W. Dillard
Editor: Julie Pfeiffer
Book Review Editor (beginning in 2020): Ellen Donovan
Editorial Assistant: Lisa J. Radcliff

Books for review should be sent directly to the Book Review Editor:

Ellen Donovan
English Department, Box 70
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN  37132

Volumes of Children’s Literature are provided annually to members of the Children’s Literature Association as part of membership.

Note that Children’s Literature will only be printed in soft cover and will only be available as part of membership subscription to the Children’s Literature Association. Single issue purchase is only available on past year volumes, and availability is limited to volumes remaining in print. See below for ordering details.

Electronic Availability
Electronic copies of all volumes of Children’s Literature (E-ISSN: 1543-3374) are now available to institutions through The Johns Hopkins University Press online collection, Project Muse. For subscription details, see

Back Issues
A limited number of back issues are available for purchase.

Volumes 9 – 14 & 27 – 39 (limited quantities available)
Volume 39 (2011)
Volume 38 (2010)
Volume 37 (2009)
Volume 36 (2008)
Volume 35 (2007)
Volume 34 (2006)
Volume 33 (2005)
Volume 32 (2004)
Volume 31 (2003)
Volume 30 (2002)
Volume 29 (2001)
Volume 28 (2000)
Volume 27 (1999)
Volume 14 (1986)
Volume 13 (1985)
Volume 12 (1984)
Volume 11 (1983)
Volume 10 (1982)
Volume 9 (1981)

Volumes 1-7 (limited availability) of Children’s Literature can be obtained directly from:
Susan Wandell
The Children’s Literature Foundation
P.O. Box 94
Windham Center, CT 06280