Founded in 1950 by the Shakespeare Association of America, Shakespeare Quarterly (SQ) is a refereed journal committed to publishing essays in the vanguard of Shakespeare studies, notes that bring to light new information on Shakespeare and his age, debates on the latest research, reviews of significant Shakespeare performance, and book reviews to keep readers current with Shakespeare criticism and scholarship.
The World Shakespeare Bibliography is published for SQ. Edited by Professor Laura Estill and Professor James L. Harner, the Bibliography records all important books, essays, book reviews, dissertations and dissertation abstracts, theatrical productions and theater reviews, and significant reprints of Shakespeare-related works.
SQ welcomes submissions of essays or notes, and may be submitted using our online system, Editorial Manager. Please refer to the SQ Style Guide for details about formatting. SQ does not accept unsolicited book reviews.
Please direct any questions or concerns to: Anna Tione Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org), Editorial Associate, 202-675-0351.
SQ follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. All submissions should be double-spaced MS Word documents.
Quotation and Citation
- In an endnote after the first quotation from Shakespeare's works, specify the edition used.
- Quote Shakespeare's dramatic works parenthetically in the text by act, scene, and line.
- Quote Shakespeare's poems parenthetically in the text by line number. For Sonnet 101, line 8, the citation would be 101.8; for the Rape of Lucrece, lines 1423--43, the citation would be II. 1423--43.
- Cite works by all other authors (including other dramatists) in endnotes.
- Separate run-in lines of poetry with virgules (forward slashes) and include any terminal punctuation at the end of each line.
- When quoting more than three lines of verse, or more than 100 words or prose, set off the material as an indented block quotation.
- Acknowledgments are set above endnotes.
- Include complete bibliographic information in endnotes—author, editor, translator and/or compiler, full title, total number of volumes, publisher, year and place of publication, volume, page(s) cited.
- To cite an essay in a collection, include inclusive page numbers, as well as the page quoted: 133–54, esp. 135.
- Cite a multivolume work by Arabic volume number, colon, and page number: 1:192, 4:367.
- To cite a note in another work, give the page number on which the note appears, followed by the letter “n”: 245n.
- Abbreviate “University Press”: U of Chicago P or Johns Hopkins UP.
- Omit “p.” and “pp.” when citing page numbers.
- Provide photocopies of any sources we are unlikely to have access to, such as articles from local newspapers and theater program notes. We may ask for other photocopies as necessary from modern volumes not in the Folger collection.
- Cite all handpress era books by signature whenever possible; render signatures exactly as printed: ZZZ, not 3Z.
- To cite a modern edition or facsimile of an early modern book, provide the year of original publication and signature(s), folio(s), or page number(s).
- Retain original capitalization, spelling, and punctuation in titles and quotations from early modern sources, except for the long s. Do not modernize.
Editorial Board and Staff
- Douglas Bruster—University of Texas, Austin
- William Carroll—Boston University
- Supriya Chauduri—Jadavpur University
- Bradin Cormack—University of Chicago
- Lars Engle—University of Tulsa
- Graham Hammill—University of Buffalo, SUNY
- Jonathan Hope—University of Strathclyde
- MacDonald P. Jackson—University of Auckland
- Heather James—University of Southern California
- Margaret Jane Kidnie—University of Western Ontario
- Roslyn L. Knutson—University of Arkansas, Little Rock
- Douglas M. Lanier—University of New Hampshire
- Kathryn Schwarz—Vanderbilt University
- William H. Sherman—University of York
- Tiffany Stern—University College, Oxford
- Alan Stewart—Columbia University
- Evelyn Tribble—University of Otago
- Henry S. Turner—Rutgers University
- Gail Kern Paster, Editor
- Theodore B. Leinwand, Consulting Editor
- Barbara A. Mowat, Consulting Editor
- Sarah Werner, Associate Editor
- Mimi Godfrey, Managing Editor
- Anna Tione Levine, Editorial Associate
- Nedda Mehdizadeh, Production Associate
- Jessica Roberts Frazier, Graduate Research Assistant
- Laura Estill, Bibliographer
- James L. Harner, Bibliographer