Submission Guidelines - The One and Future Classroom

Seeking Submissions

The Once and Future Classroom is a TEAMS-sponsored peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to encouraging and facilitating medieval studies at all levels of instruction, including at the college level. This journal is for anyone interested in the teaching of any area related to the study of the Middle Ages. The pieces we publish include:

  1. accounts of emerging work in fields of research related to the teaching of medieval studies
  2. lesson plans
  3. critical reviews of web resources, audiovisual materials, and other secondary works suitable for classroom use
  4. reports on promising new classroom techniques, educational programs, curricula, digital innovations, and methods of evaluating instructional effectiveness
  5. annotated bibliographies of medieval studies themes
  6. responses to previous articles
  7. reviews of literature and films related to medieval studies

Manuscripts and any additional inquiries should be submitted online or by post to:

Gale Sigal, Managing Editor at

Department of English

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC. 27109

Basic Formatting

  • MS Word file format (.doc or .docx only)
  • File name: author’s last name in caps and article titleExample: JOHNSTON Beowulf Essay
  • Use MLA Style Manual, 7th edition
  • Font: 12 point Times New Roman throughout
  • Spacing: double space throughout, including block quotations, notes, et. al
  • Alignment: left justify entire document
  • Style: no style codes, tables or auto-formatting except for endnotes
  • Paginate the essay

Endnote Formatting

  • Electronically embed endnotes using Microsoft Word
  • Endnotes should be minimal and succinct
  • No more than one endnote per sentence

Works Cited Page

  • Formatted according MLA Style Manual, 7th edition
  • Works Cited page must be submitted as a separate MS Word document
  • File name: author’s last name in caps, Works Cited, article title (no commas)
  • Example: JOHNSTON Works Cited Beowulf Essay


  • Submit images in the article, as well as individually as jpg files
  • In MS Word document, place images where you want them to appear in the web published version of the essay (this will also be the placement of the images in the archival pdf file)
  • Send each image as jpg file. Files should be named with your last name in caps, the word “image,” and numbered according to their placement in the article
  • Example: JOHNSTON image 1 (for image that appears first in the article)
  • Include credits for each image