Submission Guidelines

The editorial board of SAIL invites the submission of scholarly manuscripts focused on all aspects of American Indian literatures as well as the submission of bibliographical essays, review essays, and interviews. We define “literatures” broadly to include all written, spoken, and visual texts created by Native peoples. The journal occasionally publishes works of autobiography, poetry, and short fiction, but typically only when these pieces relate directly to essays, reviews, and interviews published in the same issue.

Manuscripts should be formatted using endnotes and following the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition. Manuscripts must also include a 250-word abstract and 3-4 keywords. SAIL only accepts electronic submissions. Please submit your manuscript by e-mail as an attachment (preferably as an Microsoft Word document).

SAIL observes a “blind reading” policy, so please do not include an author name on the title, first page, or anywhere else in the article. With your submission do include your postal and e-mail addresses along with your phone number. All submissions are read by outside reviewers. Submissions should be sent directly to Kiara M. Vigil at