The Fellowship's journal, The Dickensian, founded in 1905, publishes articles of literary criticism from scholars around the world and occasionally special Supplements of newly discovered letters by Dickens. It also 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.
Currently 96 pages long, The Dickensian is published three times a year, with articles on all aspects of Dickens's life, works and character; book, theatre, TV and radio reviews; and a section devoted to reporting on Fellowship activities.
Newly discovered letters of Charles Dickens are published in The Dickensian as Supplements to the Pilgrim Edition of The Letters of Charles Dickens.
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.
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 108 (2012) are as follows:
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Contributions and editorial correspondence should be addressed to the Editor:Professor Malcolm Andrews
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:
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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; with Ben Winyard responsible for the web-searches for new correspondence material.