Wreck Park’s criticism section aims to provide a discursive space for interested – implicated, errant, politically invested – investigations that occupy, disrupt, and re-constellate contemporary discussions around literature and culture. 

Wreck Park invites essays which participate in the ongoing dismantling and reformulation of transnational, postcolonial, and other critical discourses. We seek works that historicize, problematize, and provoke the dominant methodologies of criticism in the humanities. We look for scholars who embrace and make productive the antagonisms of critical analysis; who politicize the aesthetic and criticize the political; who disclose the contradictions of enduring hegemonies and articulate new frontiers in scholarship.

Article submissions should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words and formatted to conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Book Review submissions should follow the above guidelines but remain between 600 and 2,000 words. If interested in submitting a book review, it is strongly recommended to submit a brief proposal of a book prior to submitting the review (or to request a list of books the journal is interested in having reviewed).

Please send submissions to James at



For poetry, please send us 4-6 of your best poems, but no more than 10 pages. Please include contact material in the body of your email, but not within the submission. All submissions will be read blindly by the editor, and there’s no need to attach a bio. Please see previous issues to answer questions about content and style. Response time will vary from 8-12 weeks, so please feel free to query any time after that.

Please send submisions to Brian at

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