SUBMIT

We publish brief, scholarly essays on American culture, essays that are no more than 1,500 words in length—exclusive of notes and works cited.  Brevity is one of our founding virtues.  Like a New Yorker story from the 1930s, QH essays get to the meaning of the subject at hand with no words wasted.  QH essays engage some aspect of American life & culture; they advance the scholarly conversations surrounding a particular text or question and show evidence of a clear theoretical framework.  Rather than attempting to establish a method or a scope, we reject disciplinary boundaries in favor of creative inquiry.  In short, we will publish essays that are scholarly and innovative (and brief).  And we believe that creativity has a place in academic discourse, that the lyric essay and the scholarly essay should be friends. 

Quarterly Horse is a non-profit, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal associated with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Studies Association and the College of Arts & Sciences at Johnson & Wales University, Denver.  We publish three issues a year, a fall issue in November, a winter issue in February, and a spring issue in June.  Like a traditional college student, we take our summer quarter off for a break.

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