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The Dickensian

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 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: