Instructions for Authors

The editors of Renaissance Drama prefer to receive manuscript submissions electronically, either as a Rich Text Format (.rtf) files or as Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) files. Submissions should be written in English and in general be between 6,000-12,000 words. The journal does not accept submissions by facsimile. Scholars preparing manuscripts for Renaissance Drama should refer to the stylistic guidelines of the most recent Chicago Manual of Style, including endnote reference citations. For initial review of manuscripts, photocopies or other reproductions of illustrations may be submitted, but should an essay be accepted, its author(s) will be responsible for obtaining publishable quality images and all necessary permissions.


Renaissance Drama is a peer-refereed journal. Submissions are read anonymously. To submit a manuscript for consideration, please send an electronic file (formatted in Microsoft Word) via the Renaissance Drama online submission web page:


Submissions for Volume 43 are currently being accepted

Renaissance Drama is published twice a year. Occasionally special issues of the journal are devoted to specific topics of general interest. Volume 43 is planned as an open topic volume.


While we are happy to accept submissions at any time, Volume 42 is closed to submissions. Later submissions will be considered for publication in subsequent volumes.


Renaissance Drama invites articles that investigate traditional canons of drama, as well as those that explore the discourses that shaped and were shaped by the varied institutions of theater across early modern Europe and beyond its borders, and those that investigate manifestations of performance and performativity both on and off the theatrical stage. We particularly welcome essays that offer newer forms of interpretation on the study of early modern plays, theater, and performance; and that concern works written in traditions other than the English (although we can only publish essays in English).