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On June 30, 2024, Mari Yoshihara will complete her term as Editor of American Quarterly. This will mark ten years since the journal moved to Honolulu and adopted the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as its institutional home.

Throughout this period, the editor, the associate editor, and the members of the managing editorial board have been drawn from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and participating area institutions.

During its May business meeting, the ASA Executive Committee began the planning process leading to the naming of a new editor and institutional home for the journal in 2024. Accordingly, we have decided to give the full membership of the association, and its institutional connections, the opportunity to propose a new location and editor for the American Quarterly.

Expressions of interest in the form of a preliminary proposal will be due on January 15, 2023. For those subsequently invited, final proposals will be due on May 1, 2023. The final decision will be made at the November 2023 business meeting of the Council.

As we have at past such junctures, the Executive Committee agrees that as we contemplate AQ's move to a new institutional home, we should also invite the ASA membership to engage a range of issues bearing on the future of the journal--its format, contents, and editorial structure.

We invite prospective editors to submit a prospectus to indicate the ways in which they might direct or reshape the journal. We will expect an office and storage space, furniture and equipment, utilities, basic telephone service (including long distance charges), and overhead services. The editor should be granted travel funds and the assistance of a managing editor and two part-time graduate editorial assistants.

The ASA would continue to provide the editorial office subsidy administered by the publisher. The subsidy now covers copy-editing, proofreading expenses, and the editor's discretionary fund.

We hope that everyone interested in such sponsorship will approach the appropriate administrative officers of his or her institution to arrange the necessary details of cost and space.

We encourage the widest interest in exploring possible futures for AQ. Between now and January 15, 2023, when preliminary proposals are due, those interested are encouraged to contact Scott Kurashige ( and the national office with all questions bearing on the development of a proposal.

Sharon P. Holland
President-Elect, Chair of the Committee for the Call for AQ Proposals

Post date: December 5, 2022

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