Sigma Tau Delta Publications

Sigma Tau Delta publishes three national publications, two literary journals, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review, and a biannual newsletter, The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter. The Society also publishes six regional newsletters and  eNews.

The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle

Cover of The Rectangle literary magazine

The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle (founded in 1931) is an annual journal that publishes literary non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. Submission by a single author for each issue of the journal should not exceed three pieces of prose and six poems. Prose manuscripts should not exceed 2,500 words.




The Sigma Tau Delta Review

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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 Newsletter

Published since 1971, The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter contains news of international and regional conventions, international writing contests, new chapters, honor members, and local chapters. The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter is issued biannually fall/spring.The deadlines for submissions are August 15 for the fall issue and February 15 for the spring issue.

Newsletter submission information

Regional Newsletters

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Each of the six regions produces two newsletters a year, keeping their members up to date on local events. These newsletters are posted to the Sigma Tau Delta website in PDF format for members to download.


eNews is a free, monthly email newsletter written specifically to keep all Sigma Tau Delta members abreast of the latest Society developments, offerings and opportunities. eNews is broadcast by email to chapter sponsors at the beginning of each month (September – May).

The latest eNews