The Literary Encyclopedia at is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of Middle English Literature. We are currently adding to the Encyclopedia’s range of major literary works themselves and a list of required entries is given below. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome. However, we will prioritize articles on writers and works frequently studied in university courses, and those that are highly topical and well-known. Given the variety of works that are needed, some being more ‘major’ or ‘canonical’ than others, the advisory word length for each entry will vary and guidance will be given when an offer of potential contribution is received.All offers of contribution should come accompanied by an up-to-date CV and, in the case of doctoral students who wish to offer a contribution, a short writing sample. Please also indicate in your offer for which work(s) you would be interested in writing an article. The overwhelming majority (about 90%) of our contributors are academic scholars, while the remaining percentage is made up of highly endorsed doctoral students and independent researchers. All contributions will be peer-reviewed.
We hope that you will wish to join us in this enterprise. If you wish to contribute, please contact one of the volume editors for Medieval and Early Modern England, Dr Jamie McKinstry (; or the managing editor, Dr Cristina Sandru (
More detailed information on the Encyclopedia  – including its publishing modeleditorial policies, specific information for authors etc. – can be found here.

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