A Community of Readers and Writers

Our main goal is to house a community of readers and writers of Austen. At The Jane Austen Review we value engagements with Austen for how they provide a means to create community among readers and writers with diverse approaches to Austen and her work, and for how they allow us to connect with readers and writers across time and space. What we call “engagements” include: Jane Austen Fan Fiction, fiction and non-fiction inspired by Austen, film and TV adaptations of Austen’s work, literary tourism, podcasts, games, paraphernalia, and basically anything that engages meaningfully with Austen. We aim to represent both longstanding and new forms of engaging with Austen and seek to publish first-time review writers alongside seasoned reviewers. Engagements with the work of her contemporaries are very much welcome.

If you prefer to engage directly with one of Austen’s novels by participating in our annotation project, you can read about it here.

We're Glad You Are Interested in Submitting A Review!

We accept 1000-word review essays on engagements with Austen. Our only requirement is that reviews make connections between Austen’s time and our own.

Reviews will be read by The JAR‘s editors. We approach the editorial process with a workshop spirit: we will offer up to five rounds of feedback and guide you through the revision process because what excites us most is to share your ideas about Austen and her afterlives. If you would like to review a different kind of engagement, have an idea you’d like to test out first, or would like some advice on how to write a review for submission, please send us a Direct Message via our Twitter handle @janeatplu or by emailing 

Other Austen Projects Seeking Submissions: MyJane

This data-mining research project called My Jane Austen is a blog dedicated to collecting modern perceptions of Jane Austen’s work, Austen adaptations, and Austen herself. The project goal is to identify the ‘types’ of Janes respondents report (ex: stuffy aunt, radical feminist) and analyze shifts in opinions over time. You can find my blog and my survey here: All Austen opinions are welcome!

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