Eudora Welty Newsletter


About EWN

The Eudora Welty Newsletter was established by William McDonald in 1977 at the University of Toledo as a necessary and long overdue tool of scholarship, information, and homage to one of America's most beloved writers, Eudora Welty. Since that time, it has evolved to include bibliographic references to her works, textual analyses, news and queries about Eudora Welty and her works, checklists of scholarship, textual analyses, discussions of variations of Welty's work, and typescripts of awards ceremonies and speeches by and about Miss Welty. After twenty years of leadership by Dr. McDonald, the Newsletter moved to its new home at Georgia State University under the direction of its new editor, Pearl A. McHaney, and business manager, Thomas L. McHaney.

The EWN is an invaluable resource for Welty scholars and lovers of Welty's work. The $10 per year subscription rate includes two issues (Winter and Summer). To order, call the above number or click here to access an order form. If you would like to contribute to the EWN, please see the Guidelines for Manuscript Submission below.

The editors of EWN are constantly seeking new information about such Welty news items as adaptations of her works, forthcoming conferences of interest to Welty scholars, and awards given to Welty in acknowledgement of her contributions to American literature. Please email any such information - or feel free to contact the staff with any other comments or questions - by mail, phone, or email:

Eudora Welty Newsletter
Department of English
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3970
Atlanta GA 30302-3970

Phone: 404/654-6145
Fax: 404/651-1710

EWN receives from two to four questions per day from Welty students and scholars, and in response to this overwhelming interest in Welty, we have established some pages that might interest you. You can read a short biography and bibliography of Welty and her works, or you can refer to our FAQ list of frequently asked questions. Please continue to ask us your questions, and enjoy our web site!

Guidelines for Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced, with one-inch margins, and should follow the current MLA style guide with internal citations and a list of works cited. Endnotes should be reserved for explanatory comments and supplementary information. Where applicable, quotations should be made to the Library of America volumes of Welty's works as the standard in the field. The Library of America uses Welty's first editions of all her story collections, novels, and memoir, and includes "Where Is the Voice Coming From?" and "The Demonstrators" from Collected Stories, plus selected essays.

Please submit manuscripts by email to the editor, Dr. Pearl McHaney, as Microsoft Word attachments. Illustrative materials should be sent by email as .tif files. Manuscripts and images can also be sent via regular mail to the address listed above and should be saved on a 3.5 floppy disk or compact disc as .tif images.