Publications

Sigma Tau Delta publishes three annual publications: two literary journals, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review, and a newsletter, The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter. 

Sigma Tau Delta Journals

The Sigma Tau Delta Review (founded in 2005) is an annual journal that publishes critical essays on literature, essays on rhetoric and composition, and essays devoted to pedagogical issues. Manuscripts should not exceed 3,000 words, but exceptions will be made for essays of stellar quality. Critical essays must follow the Modern Language Association style guidelines as defined in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (latest edition).

The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle (founded in 1931) is an annual journal that publishes literary non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. Prose manuscripts should not exceed 2,500 words.

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Distribution of Journals

Each spring, chapters receive a shipment of Sigma Tau Delta's two literary journals, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review. The journals are mailed to the Lead Chapter Sponsor for display purposes and sharing among members. Additional copies may be requested from the Central Office or purchased using Merchandise Form A. Current and past issues may be viewed online.

International chapters receive three copies of Sigma Tau Delta journals; additional copies are available at current international shipping rates.

The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter

Published since 1971, The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter contains news of the international convention, regional conferences, international writing contests, new chapters, honor members, and local chapters. As of fall 2012, The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter  is an online newsletter. Prior issues are available as a PDF. The deadline for submissions is August 1 for the fall and December 1 for the spring.

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Blog

The WORDY by Nature blog serves as a platform for the Student Leadership Committee and other Board members to announce Society news and share in-depth ideas and resources with the rest of the membership. The blog is organized so that visitors can easily find articles by region or by topic area, and members can subscribe to the blog so that they never miss a word. The blog also features discussion forums, which serve as a tool for chapters to communicate with their student representatives and each other, to spotlight their own activities and writing, and to share ideas and resources.