Deadline: 1 October 2012
Women's Studies Quarterly invites scholarly submissions—as well as poetry, prose, and visual essays—that approach engagement or the imperative, “to engage,” from a variety of methodological perspectives.
We are interested in the dynamic of all forms of engagement, and seek to explore its valence in explorations of the various kinds of engagements that gather individuals into pairings, partnerships, or groups, with particular attention given to the gendered stakes and sexual aspects involved in engagement. We are moved by discussions informed by feminist and queer theory that regard how one engages (explicitly or implicitly) in social alliances and political work. Consider for example, “The Tyranny of Structurelessness” by Jo Freeman (1972), “The Personal Is Political” by Carol Hanisch (1969), the anonymous manifesto “Queers Read This/I Hate Straights” (1990); Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner’s engagements of sexuality in the public sphere in “Sex in Public” (1998); Michael Worton’s theoretical engagement of erotic practices in “Cruising (Through) Encounters” (1998); and the engaging interrogation of pedagogy in “Teaching Shame” by Ellis Hanson (2009).
For academic work, please send articles by October 1, 2012 to the guest editors, Cynthia Chris and David Gerstner at WSQEngageIssue@gmail.com. Please send complete articles, not abstracts. Submission should not exceed 22 double spaced, 12 point font pages (including references) and should comply with the formatting guidelines at http://www.feministpress.org/wsq/submission-guidelines.
Poetry submissions should be sent to WSQ's poetry editor, Kathleen Ossip, at WSQpoetry@gmail.com by October 1, 2012. Please review previous issues of WSQ to see what type of submissions we prefer before submitting poems. Please note that poetry submissions may be held for six months or longer. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the poetry editor is notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been previously published. Please paste poetry submissions into the body of the e-mail along with all contact information.
Fiction, essay, and memoir submissions should be sent to WSQ's fiction/nonfiction editor, Nicole Cooley, at WSQCreativeProse@gmail.com by October 1, 2012. Please review previous issues of WSQ to see what type of submissions we prefer before submitting prose. Please note that prose submissions may be held for six months or longer. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the prose editor is notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been previously published. Please provide all contact information in the body of the e-mail.
For inquiries/ submissions: WSQEngageIssue@gmail.com (academic), WSQpoetry@gmail.com (poetry), WSQCreativeProse@gmail.com (creative prose)