Call for Papers

Call for Papers

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

IRLS aims to publish state of the art scholarship and latest developments informed by Literary Theory and its sub-topics mostly covering Formalism, New Criticism, Semiotics, Structuralism, Marxism, Post-structuralism, Psychoanalysis, Gender studies, New Historicism, Ecocriticism, Animal Studies, Reception Theory, Comparative Literature, Narrative Theory, Drama Theory, Poetry Theory, and Biography and Autobiography.

Manuscripts are accepted on a continuous basis and there is a specific deadline for submission in each issue for the year 2021. Authors can submit their work at any time according to the said deadlines. Manuscripts should be prepared according to journal guidelines and complete by all means because incomplete submissions will be rejected with any further process.

Manuscript Preparation:

  1. Unpublished original work
  2. Should be between 4500 to 7000 words; divided into a title page; an abstract about 200 words; keywords 4 to 6; introduction; discussion; conclusion and bibliography in MLA style. The bibliography must include the latest references.
  3. Plagiarism  [similarity index] should be according to the HEC policy guidelines. 
  4. Please upload two copies; one copy with the author/s' details and the second without the author/s' details (blind manuscript for review)

All manuscripts will be gone through a rigorous review process; initially by the editorial team and if the manuscript is found according to the aim and scope of the journal and fulfil all requirements then will be sent to two external reviewers. This process may take 2 to 4 weeks.

The deadline for the upcoming issue is;


Issue 2. June 2021 (Deadline is 15 May 2021) Issue will be released in the last week of June 2021.


If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please submit your manuscript online journal portal  see website 

If authors find any issue while submitting their work or have any queries, please write to the Editor at