About the Journal

What is the American Journal of French Studies?

 

Founded in 2019, the American Journal of French Studies’ primary aim is to promote the French language in the United States. Each year, we invite middle school, high school and undergraduate students to submit essays in French on two to three different topics.

The topics are announced by the AJFS’s editorial team at the beginning of each academic year, through the release of a Call For Short Papers (CFSP).

If you qualify, you are encouraged to submit your essay here or email us – editor@american-journal-of-french-studies.com. All formats – poetry, short stories, academic papers, assignments, movie scripts, etc. – are welcome.

We are also currently looking for new partnerships with professors teaching in institutions of secondary and higher education who are willing to give their students the opportunity to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

The American Journal of French Studies is published in print and online. Print editionscan be either purchased on the online shop or obtained for free through a membership.

We reserve the right to decline publication of any article we find to be incompatible with our mission.

 

Awards

 

The American Journal of French Studies’ Awards are:

 

  • High School

1st place prize: $300

2nd place prize: $200

3rd place prize: $150

4th place prize: $100

5th-20th place prize: Nominations

 

  • Universities

1st place prize: $300

2nd place prize: $200

3rd place prize: $150

4th place prize: $100

5th-20th place prize: Nominations & TV-5 Monde*

TV5 Monde*: Through our partnership with the Embassy of France in Washington, we offer 2 one-year free subscriptions to the French TV network TV5 Monde.