• Feature-length essays and reviews run 3,500-4,000 words.
  • Short reviews run 1,500-2,000 words.
  • Submit all manuscripts as Microsoft Word documents.
  • All material—extracts, notes, and so on—should be double-spaced.
  • Notes should be in endnote format, following The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Submit four to eight images to accompany your essay, along with full caption and credit information. Digital images should have a resolution of 300 dpi at the desired final print size. For instance, if an image should bleed, then we will need a 300 dpi image that is the width of the journal, that is, 7.5 inches wide. We also prefer that digital images be in the TIFF file format.
  • Captions for artwork should include all of the following information: Artist, title, year, medium(s), dimensions, photo credit (where appropriate), copyright info.
  • Include image placement notes, or “call-outs,” in your manuscript.
  • The author will be responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material under copyright, including all images submitted with your article. In the event that we publish your article, we will provide forms for obtaining such permission.
  • Submit a one- to two-sentence author biography.
  • Submit a brief abstract of your essay (250 words or fewer). Examples provided upon request.
  • Submit three to five keywords that express the main ideas of the article. These can be included at the end of your abstract.
  • The author's name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number should appear on a separate cover page or in an e-mail.

Nka reserves the right to copyedit manuscripts to conform to the journal's style, which follows The Chicago Manual of Style, sixteenth edition. Spelling will be edited to conform to American English. Pieces that are substantially edited will be sent to authors for review before publication.






  • Feature-length essays and reviews run 3,500-4,000 words.
  • Submit all manuscripts as Microsoft Word documents.
  • All material—extracts, notes, and so on—should be double-spaced.
  • Notes should be in endnote format, following The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Submit four to eight images to accompany your essay, along with full caption and credit information. Digital images should have a resolution of 300 dpi at the desired final print size. For instance, if an image should bleed, then we will need a 300 dpi image that is the width of the journal, that is, 7.5 inches wide. We also prefer that digital images be in the TIFF file format.
  • Captions for artwork should include all of the following information: Artist, title, year, medium(s), dimensions, photo credit (where appropriate), copyright info.
  • Include image placement notes, or “call-outs,” in your manuscript.
  • The author will be responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material under copyright, including all images submitted with your article. In the event that we publish your article, we will provide forms for obtaining such permission.
  • Submit a one- to two-sentence author biography.
  • Submit a brief abstract of your essay (250 words or fewer). Examples provided upon request.
  • The author's name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number should appear on a separate cover page or in an e-mail.

Nka reserves the right to copyedit manuscripts to conform to the journal's style, which follows The Chicago Manual of Style, sixteenth edition. Spelling will be edited to conform to American English. Pieces that are substantially edited will be sent to authors for review before publication.





  • Short reviews run 1,500-2,000 words.
  • Submit all manuscripts as Microsoft Word documents.
  • All material—extracts, notes, and so on—should be double-spaced.
  • Notes should be in endnote format, following The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Submit four to eight images to accompany your essay, along with full caption and credit information. Digital images should have a resolution of 300 dpi at the desired final print size. For instance, if an image should bleed, then we will need a 300 dpi image that is the width of the journal, that is, 7.5 inches wide. We also prefer that digital images be in the TIFF file format.
  • Captions for artwork should include all of the following information: Artist, title, year, medium(s), dimensions, photo credit (where appropriate), copyright info.
  • Include image placement notes, or “call-outs,” in your manuscript.
  • The author will be responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material under copyright, including all images submitted with your article. In the event that we publish your article, we will provide forms for obtaining such permission.
  • Submit a one- to two-sentence author biography.
  • Submit a brief abstract of your essay (250 words or fewer). Examples provided upon request.
  • The author's name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number should appear on a separate cover page or in an e-mail.

Nka reserves the right to copyedit manuscripts to conform to the journal's style, which follows The Chicago Manual of Style, sixteenth edition. Spelling will be edited to conform to American English. Pieces that are substantially edited will be sent to authors for review before publication.