Being a list of various periodical (and in some cases not-quite-so-periodical) publications that publish articles, reviews, etc. that are relevant to the study of the life and works of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, CBE.

The ordering of this list is, of course, somewhat subjective, and the entries on the list are, by necessity, limited to those that I know of. If you have suggestions for improvement, new items for the list or other kinds of comments, please feel free to contact me.

English language

Academic journals

By academic journals is here meant journals that are either attached to an academic institution or where contributions (possibly with the exception of reviews) are peer-reviewed by other scholars.


Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review
West Virginia University Press
Eds. Michael D.C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger, David Bratman

Journal of Tolkien Research
Valparaiso University
Eds. Bradford Lee Eden, Douglas A. Anderson (Book Reviews )

The Inklings and Fantastic / Mythopoeic Literature

Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (offices: Department of English and Philosophy at Idaho State University)

Fastitocalon - Studies in Fantasticism Ancient to Modern
Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier
Eds. Fanfan Chen, Thomas Honegger

The Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, University of Chichester
Eds. William Gray, Heather Robbins

Journal of Inklings Studies
The Oxford C.S. Lewis Society
Eds. Judith Wolfe, Brendan N. Wolfe

The Mythopoeic Society
Ed. Janet Brennan Croft

Hither Shore: Interdisciplinary Journal on Modern Fantasy Literature
Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft (German Tolkien Society)
Eds. Marcel Aubron-Bülles, Julian Eilmann, Thomas Fornet-Ponse, Rainer Nagel, Thomas Honegger, Alexandra Velten, Frank Weinreich


Here the term ‘fanzine’ is used very broadly to encompass publications that are not affiliated with an academic institution and are not peer-reviewed.


Journals are publications of greater length typically containing articles and reviews of more than 1000 words, and appearing 1–4 times per year.

The Tolkien Society
Ed. Rosalinda Haddon

Lembas Extra
Unquendor (Dutch Tolkien Society) (2015 issue)

Silver Leaves
Oloris Publishing
Editor in Chief: Robyn Stone-Kraft

Fan society bulletins and newsletters

Amon Hen
The Tolkien Society
Ed. Andrew Butler

The Mythopoeic Society
Ed. Megan Abrahamson

Taruithorn - the Oxford Tolkien Society
Ed. Amrit Sidhu-Brar

Beyond Bree
The Tolkien Special Interest Group, The American Mensa
Ed. Nancy Martsch

Special interest journals

These are publications that focus on a narrower topic.

Elvish lingustics

Vinyar Tengwar
The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship
Ed. Carl F. Hostetter

Parma Eldalamberon
The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship
Eds. Christopher Gilson, Patrick H. Wynne, Arden R. Smith


The Tolkien Collector
Eds. Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull


Flammifer von Westernis (German)
Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft (German Tolkien Society)

Lembas (Dutch)
Unquendor (Dutch Tolkien Society)

Pibeurten (Danish)
Tolkienselskabet Bri (Copenhagen Tolkien Society - Bree)

Discontinued Publications

University of Wisconsin Tolkien Society

Tolkien Journal
New York Tolkien Society etc.

Belladonna's Broadsheet
The Tolkien Society

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