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Tolkien Studies seeks works of scholarly quality and depth. Substantial essays and shorter, “Notes and Documents” pieces are both welcome.

Submissions should be double-spaced throughout and use parenthetical citations in the (Author page) form.  A Works Cited page should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed.  All citations to Tolkien’s works should follow the “Conventions and Abbreviations” of Tolkien Studies.

Self-addressed, stamped envelopes should accompany all correspondence unless the author wishes to communicate via email and does not wish the hard-copy manuscript to be returned, in which case this requirement is waived.

Electronic submissions are preferred. These should be sent to Verlyn Flieger ( as attachments. Microsoft Word is the preferred word-processing program.

Hard-copy manuscripts should be sent to:

Tolkien Studies
c/o Prof. Verlyn Flieger
10221 Meredith Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Tolkien Studies encourages researchers to send us offprints of articles for inclusion in the yearly Bibliography and Year’s Work. These should be sent to:

Tolkien Studies
c/o Prof. Michael Drout
Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766