Welcome to the homepage of The Wilkie Collins Journal, an academic, peer-reviewed resource dedicated to the life and works of William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889). The journal is the new web-based home of the publication known previously as The Wilkie Collins Society Journal. Sponsored by the Wilkie Collins Society, the journal supports and promotes innovative and rigorous research into one of the most successful and important authors of the nineteenth century.

Established in 1981,The Wilkie Collins Journal is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the life and works of Wilkie Collins. Its particular aim is to promote new methodological approaches to Collins’s writings as well as to broaden our understanding of the larger context from which those works emerged.

The current issue is available only to members. To join, please see our membership page. The archive and book reviews are accessible to all.

The editorial team is particularly eager to publish works on the lesser-known texts of the author, although articles offering fresh approaches to the better-known novels of the 1860s will be considered. The WCJ is also interested in related authors and ‘sensation fiction’ broadly defined, hence articles on authors such as Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Charles Reade, Charles Dickens, Ellen Wood, Florence Marryat, will also be considered. To find out more, please visit the submissions page.


Joanne Ella Parsons
Falmouth University
Twitter: @joparsons

Sarah Frühwirth
University of Vienna

Peer Reviews Editor

Laura Eastlake
Edge Hill University

Social Media and Website Manager

Alice Cook