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 in September, 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 editions are published each year in June and can be either purchased on the online shop or obtained through a membership.

We reserve the right to decline publication of any article we find to be written in a non-standard French or incompatible with our mission.

 

Awards

 

Through our partnership with Louisiana State University, we organize an Awards Ceremony each year in April at the French House – Ogden Honors College.

The American Journal of French Studies’ Awards are:

 

  • High School

1st place prize: $150

2nd place prize: $50

3rd place prize: TV-5 Monde*

4th-20th place prize: Nominations

 

  • Universities

1st place prize: $250

2nd place prize: $100

3rd place prize: TV-5 Monde*

4th-20th place prize: Nominations

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

 

CORONOVIRUS – COVID-19 / UPDATE (June 2020)

 

Due to the closure of the LSU campus, the American Journal of French Studies will not be able to host the 2020 Awards ceremony at LSU. Due to the rapid spread of the virus in Louisiana, the 2020 Awards ceremony has been definitely cancelled. However, the monetary prizes are maintained and will be sent by mail to the winners. You should expect a delay of one to two months for the delivery of the checks. The publication of the essays on our website is still guaranteed (July 2020) as well as the release of the print edition. We will update this section on July 15, 2020.