I L  P I E T R I S C O

Learned Online Journal of Modern and Contemporary Studies  -  POETRY   PROSE   CINEMA

Publication Criteria

The Journal accepts articles that are between 6000 and 8000 words and that are written following the MHRA style sheet.

All submissions for the regular issue of the Journal should be made to


with the object “SUBMISSION – Your Name” (eg: “SUBMISSION – Jane Doe”).

Include the following in one Word file (.doc or .docx only):

  • A 250-word Abstract
  • The Article (6000 to 8000 words unless previously agreed with one of the directors)
  • A brief (150-200 words) Biographical Note of the author(s), written in the third person, beginning with the name.

Incomplete submissions or submissions failing to comply with the guidelines will not be considered.


Submit by July 31 (biennially).

The accepted articles will be published in the next issue which will appear by the end of June of the following year. As the first Issue will be published in June 2022, the first submission deadline date will be set for 31st July 2021.

Special Issues submission dates, on the other hand, will be determined by the relevant calls for articles, but the publication will remain by the end of June.


Peer Review Process

Articles will be double blind reviewed by two specialists in its field. The process normally takes 2-3 months. The essay will be returned to its author as accepted, rejected or with comments (minor or major changes as advised) and 2-3 more months will be allowed for the author to make the changes.

You cannot submit your proposal to multiple venues, and we ask you to guarantee that you have only submitted to our Journal. However you are free to withdraw your article from our Journal as long as it has not already been published, in which case you must guarantee that you will not seek to republish it for a minimum period of 12 months.

Once the article is ready and published it will share its copyright between Il Pietrisco and the author. Re-publication of the article in another work (e.g. as part of chapter) will have to be agreed by both parties.