Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

In 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 and as one of two Managing Editors. These days, however, I support the journal as an Editor-at-Large.

If you would like more information about Present Tense, please head over to: or contact the editors through: presenttensejournal [at]


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