Due to the low volume of submissions during 2009 and 2010, the ABP Journal is now on hiatus.  Those scholars wishing to contribute a project to the ABP Resources should contact the editor. Thank you.  


The ABP Journal employs a blind submission process.  All manuscripts are peer-reviewed, and referees provide comments whenever possible.  Guidelines for Articles, Briefs, and Reviews appear below.
Electronic submissions should take the form of a Microsoft Word attachment, and be directed to

Printed submissions, with Word document saved to an accompanying disk or CD, may be mailed to:

Craig A. Warren, Editor
The Ambrose Bierce Project

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
170 Irvin Kochel Center
4951 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-1501


The Journal welcomes original essays relating to the life and works of Ambrose Bierce, and to United States history and culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Interdisciplinary studies are encouraged.  Although we do not have a specific word requirement, essays will usually fall between 5,000 and 12,000 words. For the house style, authors should consult The Chicago Manual of Style.

We can publish still images to accompany the text of an article.  Images should be in .jpg or .gif formats. Please note that contributors must secure permission from the owner/creator of photographs, drawings, and other media before publication.

Literary & Historical Briefs

Briefs will not typically exceed 2,000 words, excluding notes. A literary brief offers a critical perspective on a single Bierce story, poem, or work of nonfiction prose. (For a representative sampling of Bierce's publications, see the Works page.) Historical briefs each provide a short analysis of a particular event or figure touching the life of Bierce and his contemporaries. When preparing submissions, authors should consult The Chicago Manual of Style.


The Journal reviews works of new and recent scholarship about Bierce, Civil War history and memory, the American West, nineteenth-century American journalism, weird and supernatural fiction, satire, and many other subjects. To propose a review, please write to Reviews will not usually exceed 2,000 words.

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