Youth Theatre Journal

Youth Theatre Journal is a refereed journal that draws contributions from a wide and varied community of researchers, educators, artists, philosophers, administrators and theorists. It is the official scholarly publication of AATE. Youth Theatre Journal is published twice a year by Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group. All domestic AATE members receive a complimentary subscription to the Youth Theatre Journal, including mailed copies of the journal and online access to archived issues. Non-members and others wishing to subscribe to Youth Theatre Journal should contact Geraldine Richards a[email protected].


AATE’s YTJ is now accepting applications for the volunteer positions of Lead Editor & Managing Editor. These volunteer positions are open to ANY member of AATE. If you are interested in being a part of this amazing space for movement in the world of Drama and Theatre, by, for, and with youth please consider applying. We are looking for folks from ALL areas of our organization to apply. AATE's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants in line with our goal of advancing race equity. Whether you consider yourself a scholar, researcher, artist, educator, any combination thereof, or other please consider serving in these crucial roles!

To perpetuate the culture of anti-racism/racial equity, AATE will add “advancing race equity” to ALL job descriptions and annual evaluations for board/staff/volunteers/committees/network chairs, etc.) by Fall of 2021.

Click HERE to learn more about the Lead Editor opening.
Click HERE to learn more about the Managing Editor opening. 

YTJ has briefly paused accepting submission to allow us to address how to best support AATE's Equity Diversity Inclusion Access goals. As we work to restructure our processes, we encourage those wishing to submit to YTJ to use an EDIA framework when writing, shaping, and enhancing the submission. Writing within an inclusive perspective may include but is not limited to: expanding the reference points to include those thinkers whose experiences, points of view, or work may have been overlooked or given short shrift by the dominant critical community. Similarly, we invite you to consider the perspectives of the audiences, students, artistic collaborators, or project creators when writing, and to work to embrace, elevate, and expand the reach of these voices and experiences to establish new criteria for the field.

We remain excited about the refocused EDIA aims and scope, submission, and editorial protocol for AATE's YTJ. We are taking great care with this process and as such will post our submission call in Mid-November. We thank all those involved in this process and thank authors for their continued interest in publishing with AATE'S YTJ.

Back issues of YTJ must now be ordered directly from Taylor and Francis. Email [email protected].