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The Dickensian
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:

Individual subscribers

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

Advertising Rates:  Full-page advertisement £100
Half-page advertisement £50

Contributions and Editorial Correspondence

Contributions and editorial correspondence should be addressed to the Editor by email:
  (Postal contact for those without email:
  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 sent as separate files and also embedded in the submitted work and given full captions. Photos or scanned pictures should be supplied at a minimum 300dpi resolution. When scanning images please ensure that the width is a minimum of 11 cms. 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:
• All contributions should be digitally presented in 'doc' form (not docx).
• Typescripts to be at least 1.5-spaced.
• Use endnotes, not footnotes. No particular presentation style (MLA, MHRA etc) is preferred; but whatever style is chosen, please observe clarity and consistency
• Single quotation marks should be used, with double for quotations within quotations
• Paragraph beginnings should be indented
• 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’.