The Fellowship's journal, The Dickensian, founded in 1905, publishes a wide range of articles on the life and work of Charles Dickens, contributed by scholars from around the world. It also publishes edited and annotated transcriptions of newly discovered Dickens letters. In addition to its articles, each issue carries reviews of books, plays, films and TV productions, together with reports of Fellowship activities and other Dickens-related news. The Dickensian is edited by Professor Malcolm Andrews of the University of Kent; and the Associate Editor is Dr Tony Williams.
The Dickensian is published three times a year, each issue being anything from 96-112 pages.
It is not necessary to belong to the Fellowship in order to subscribe to The Dickensian, but there is a special low rate for members.
In addition, subscribers receive free access to the online archive of all previous issues of The Dickensian, through an arrangement with the data-base publishers ProQuest.
Subscriptions must be paid in advance, and cover a year's three issues: Spring (typically May), Summer (typically August) and Winter (typically December).
Rates for Volume 110 (2014) are as follows:
Members of the Fellowship - £15.00
Non-Members in the UK - £19.00
Non-Members outside the UK - £21.00
Inside the UK - £29.00
Outside the UK - £32.00
Please print out and complete the subscription form.
Applications or enquiries concerning advertising should be addressed to:
Dr Tony Williams: The Dickensian
The Charles Dickens Museum
48 Doughty Street
London WC1N 2LX, UK
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Contributions and editorial correspondence should be addressed to the Editor (see below for contributions relating to Fellowship Notes and News):
Professor Malcolm Andrews: The Dickensian
The School of English
Rutherford College, University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NX, UK
Articles should be up to 5,000 words, exclusive of notes. Illustrations are welcome, for articles, reviews and Fellowship matters: if illustrations are to be included they should be embedded in the submitted work and given full captions. Photos or scanned pictures should be supplied at a minimum 300dpi resolution. Contributors should ensure they have permission to reproduce any such illustrations for publication.
Contributors are asked to observe the following house-style conventions in presenting material to The Dickensian:
• 1 hard copy of each submitted article or review plus an electronic copy in 'doc' form (not docx).
• An s.a.e. (or international post coupon) if you wish your article to be returned in the event of its not being accepted
• Typescripts to be at least 1.5-spaced.
• Use endnotes, not footnotes.
• Single quotation marks should be used, with double for quotations within quotations.
• The possessive ‘s’ is added to ‘Dickens’ (i.e. Dickens’s) and to similar proper names.
• Dates should give Day followed by Month followed by Year (e.g. 7 February 1812).
• No full stop should follow abbreviations such as ‘Mr’ or ‘Dr’.
• Paragraph beginnings should be indented.
Proofed work for checking will be sent to contributors electronically, not by post.
Contributions to the sections on Fellowship Notes and News, including the features ‘When Found’, Branch Lines and Fellowship Diary, items on The Charles Dickens Museum, and Obituaries, should be addressed to Dr Tony Williams, and sent either by post to him at The Charles Dickens Museum (see address above) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Index for The Dickensian’s last quarter of a century or so supplements Frank Dunn’s 1976 Cumulative Index, which covered the first 70 years of the journal’s life. Writers and readers have since then brought The Dickensian to its 100th birthday (in 2005) and, en route, have also celebrated the centenary in 2002 of the founding of the Fellowship itself. Click the cover for more information.
After completion of the Pilgrim/British Academy edition of Dickens’s Letters in 2002, material still continued to come in -- new letters, fuller or better texts of letters already published, further information, and corrections.
An editorial team was established to present this new material in Supplements, published in The Dickensian. The first supplement appeared in the Winter 2002 issue and they have continued ever since. The Editorial Team were as follows: Angus Easson, Margaret Brown, Leon Litvack and Joan Dicks.
The volume of newly discovered material became such that the editorial team decided to publish minor Corrigenda separately (from Supplement XV onwards) on the Dickens Fellowship Website, where they could be regularly updated and easily accessed. References (at the top of each entry) to the earlier volumes of The Letters of Charles Dickens are by volume, page and line, every printed line below the running head being counted. Where appropriate, note and column number are included. The Editors gratefully acknowledge the help of individuals and institutions acknowledged in the Supplements.
This series of formal Supplements has now come to an end, with Supplement 19 (in Dickensian Summer 2013). Newly discovered Dickens letters will continue to come in to us, but will no longer be published as formal Supplements (to the Pilgrim Letters). Instead they will appear from time to time in the form of ‘selected new letters’, with the most interesting and substantial letters chosen for Dickensian publication, and the remainder published here, on the Fellowship website’s Dickensian page. They may also appear within short articles, where a particularly interesting and focussed cluster of letters comes to light. The new Editorial Team is as follows: Michael Slater, Leon Litvack, Jenny Hartley, Paul Schlicke; with Ben Winyard responsible for the web-searches for new correspondence material.