Present Tense Journal

PT Letterhead logoIn the summer of 2010, a group of colleagues and I started an academic journal with the explicit intent to publish timely articles on current or presently unfolding issues. The result of our efforts became Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, a peer-reviewed, blind-refereed, online journal dedicated to exploring contemporary social, cultural, political and economic issues through a rhetorical lens. Present Tense publishes short articles, about 2,500 words, about the length of a conference paper. Present Tense is a selective, award-winning journal with a stringent review process and high standards for publication. Our current acceptance rate for submissions is 17%.

In the past, I have served as a Technical Editor for the journal, though I currently serve as one of two Managing Editors. Together, we process new submissions, stay in contact with authors, manage revisions, upload new content, and promote the journal.

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