The ALAN Review (TAR) is a peer-reviewed (refereed) journal published by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN). It is devoted solely to the field of literature for young adults. It is published three times per academic year (fall, winter, and summer) and is sent to all ALAN members, individual and institutional. Members of ALAN need not be members of NCTE.
TAR publishes high quality articles and professional materials that support the learning and development of readers committed to (or wanting to learn more about) young adult literature—its authors, its readers, and its advocates. TAR publishes scholarship and resource materials that build, expand, and challenge readers’ understandings, as well as support them in the daily work they do with the students in their care.
Links to Additional Information about TAR
We host online versions of the regular columns published in our print version. You can read them here.
Submission and Author Guidelines
Those interested in submitting manuscripts for consideration in The ALAN Review should familiarize themselves with these guidelines for authors. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Calls for Manuscripts
Those interested in submitting work for consideration to The ALAN Review can read the current calls for manuscripts here.
Become A Reviewer
Those interested in becoming a reviewer for The ALAN Review should read and understand these expectations as they prepare their response to authors.
Archives of The ALAN Review are hosted at Virginia Tech and can be accessed from that web site. Please note that archives reflect a two-year delay from the print publication date.