Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a page or word limit?
While we do not have a page count or word limit for submissions, focused essays of 12–15 pages are typically the scope we are looking for.
Do you print copies of the journal?
Currently, we only operate as an online journal. However, we have an international readership, and we are working on connections for short-batch printing in the future.
Can you read an abstract for a paper that I want to write and submit?
Unfortunately, we do not have a large enough editorial team to read and respond to not-yet-written papers or abstracts for in-progress papers. We will be happy to read your abstract and full-length papers when they are complete.
When can I expect to hear back about my submission?
While we aim to have all submissions read and replied to within 30 days after our Call for Works ends, some texts require more editing and feedback than others or get placed in our files to consider for the next issue. Please be patient, but don't hesitate to email us! You should always recieve an email stating that we have recieved your paper/art submission.
How long is your typical email response time?
When we are actively working on an issue or accepting papers and works of art, we typically reply within a few days or a week maximum. Between issues, our email is not heavily monitored, but we promise we will return your email!
Do you accept late submissions?
As a student-led publication, late submissions make it harder for our editorial board to complete their assignments on time. We cannot guarantee late submissions will be read and considered for the current issue; however, they may be considered for future issues.
What kind of paper topics are included in your journal?
As an interdisciplinary journal, we accept a variety of topics and genres within the feminist discourse, including literary criticism, film and book analyses, poetry, manifestos, short stories, and a wide variety of visual artwork with contextual art statements/essays.
Do you have a themed Call for Works?
Occasionally, we do have themed Call for Works that focus on concentrated issues within the feminist movement or larger geopolitical movements. However, our open Call for Works produce a diverse and inclusive publication with a variety of topics and forms of art.
What citation style do you use for your publication?
We follow the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) and utilize Notes-Bibliography citations with endnotes preferred.
What types of papers do you not accept?
We do not accept papers formatted as theses or dissertations nor do we accept work that has been published previously. If you would like to submit a paper based on a thesis or dissertation, we recommend developing a focused paper in adherence with the suggested 12–15 page recommendation in the previous section.
How should I format my submission?
Standard essays must be emailed in .rtf, .doc, or .docx format and should be single-spaced at a 12 pt. font. All artistic submissions must be submitted electronically in universally compatible formats (such as PNG, JPG, or a link to an online sharing folder for large files) and should include a written statement to contextualize the work. All artistic submissions will be considered for cover art for the journal.