Submissions to the New North Star

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Call for Papers
March 5, 2022 to September 1, 2022
Indiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Communication, Humanities, Political History / Studies

The editors of the New North Star invite authors to submit original research articles, which have not been previously published in other journals or books. The New North Star is a peer-reviewed, free, annual, online journal, published by the Frederick Douglass Papers and hosted by the IUPUI University Library as part of its open access journals collection. The New North Star features fresh scholarship on the activities and ideas of the great nineteenth century African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the world with which he interacted. Articles that access Douglass's impact on events following his lifetime, including current events, are also encouraged. The New North Star is looking for submissions from a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from history to literature, and communications to religious studies. Likewise, in the spirit of Douglass's own varied interests, works of fiction and poetry on topics relevant to his life and times will also be considered for publication. In future volumes, the New North Star will also feature interviews with authors of new scholarship on Douglass, reviews of recently published works on Douglass, as well as research notes and never-before published Douglass documents. The journal is intended to help bridge the gap between new scholarship and the classroom, and articles describing new techniques on teaching Douglass and his world are also welcome. The New North Star is published and maintained by the staff of the Frederick Douglass Papers at IUPUI and is published here:

The editors are generally seeking articles between 12 and 25 pages in length, excluding title page and references, but exceptions will be considered. Submissions are accepted year-round, but only submissions received by September 1, 2022, will be considered for publication in the forthcoming fourth volume.

If you are interested in contributing to the New North Star, please submit your manuscript on the website as a Word document file, formatted according to the formatting and style guidelines outlined on the website:

For submission and editorial questions contact:

John R. Kaufman-McKivigan (

Jeffery A. Duvall (


Contact Info: 

Jeffery A. Duvall, Ph.D.

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