The Cowper and Newton Journal

JournalThe Journal invites submissions on any topic related to William Cowper, John Newton and their circle but embraces the wider milieu – literary, artistic, religious, historical, horticultural – of their contemporaries (in effect the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries). In keeping with its museum origins, the Journal’s scope also covers material culture: the study of relevant objects from the period and their wider significance.

Each issue of the Journal contains articles of varying lengths, notes on shorter topics, and reviews (of books, but also of exhibitions, plays, films and other relevant productions or events). The focus is mainly on scholarly research and criticism in the fields listed above, but it also takes in subjects of more general interest such as local topography, family connections, and reminiscences of people and places.

The Cowper and Newton Journal is published once a year.

UK Libraries may purchase annual subscriptions at a price of £13.50 (Non UK £14.50), and individuals at £6.00 (Non UK £7.00), prices inclusive of the cost of postage and packing. Single copies can be supplied, also at £6.00 incl. p&p. To subscribe please complete our subscription form.


Submissions should be sent as email attachments (preferably as Word documents) to one of the Joint Editors. It would be helpful if contributors could follow the style notes. The editors reserve the right to make minor changes to work submitted.

Joint Editors

Professor Vincent NeweyTony Seward Dr William Hutchings
e-mail:  t.seward396@btinternet.come-mail:

Editorial Board:

Dr Ashley Chantler (University of Chester), Dr Michael Davies (University of Liverpool), Kate Bostock (Museum Trustee), Professor Martha J. Koehler (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, PA), Professor Bob Owens (University of Bedfordshire).

Reviews Editor: Tony Seward, e-mail:

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