Hispanófila appears three times a year. The journal accepts essays on any literary, linguistic, or cultural topic dealing with the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds. Articles may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese but cannot exceed 8,500 words, including notes and works cited. Previously published work and work under consideration by other journals should not be submitted.


All submissions must conform to the current MLA Style Manual. Articles written in Spanish or Portuguese may use traditional punctuation that do not necessarily reflect MLA standards; however, they must be updated to conform to the MLA Style. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send Microsoft Word-compatible attachments to romlpub@unc.edu, preferably in .doc or .docx format.

Once your work is submitted, we will acknowledge receipt via email. An evaluator will be assigned at the earliest possible moment.
Evaluations are typically completed within 3-5 months. At that time, we will contact you regarding the decision of our reader, providing you with any available comments, recommendations, and edits.


Upon acceptance for publication, each author must subscribe to Hispanófila for at least one volume year (3 issues). The individual subscription price is $45.00 and the student subscription cost is $30.00.

Institutions interested in subscribing to the journal may do so at $55.00 per volume year. Back issues and single copies of the journal are also available for purchase at $25.00 + shipping.

Online Access:

Current issues may be accessed electronically on Project MUSE through subscribing libraries. Back issues were launched in Fall 2012.

Journals past and present are also available to participating institutions from EBSCO.



Hispanófila 159 (May 2010)

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