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Feminist Spaces accepts submissions each year between the months of January and May during our annual Call for Works. New issues are published each summer. 

To submit work to Feminist Spaces, please send us an email with your submission to feministspacesjournal@gmail.com with "Submission [Year]" in the subject line. 

 

All submissions must be sent using an editable file such as .doc, .docx, or .rtf. Please ensure that all written submissions adhere to the guidelines and conventions set forth by the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition). Standard essays should be single-spaced at a 12 pt. font. Additionally, all writers and artists should include a third-person biography of less than 150 words with their submission.

For artistic submissions, please send us high-resolution photos as a JPEG, PNG, or link to an online photo sharing platform like Google Drive. All artistic submissions must include a first-person artist statement of less than 600 words which contextualizes the artwork. All art submissions will be considered for cover art for the journal.

Please visit our frequently asked questions page for detailed guidelines on citations and formatting. 

Inquiries

For questions regarding the journal or submissions, please complete the form below, or email us at feministspacesjournal@gmail.com.

Submissions

Submission

This call closed on
May 12, 2024. 


Read past issues of our journal here:

Feminist Spaces Summer 2024: What is She?

Sex is assigned at birth. Gender is socially constructed, shaped, crafted.

 

This is one of the founding insights of feminism. Yet, despite the longstanding distinction between gender and sex, society still forms assumptions and rigid expectations of gender based on a person's assigned sex, while the refusal of gender fluidity has fueled a raft of public policies that limit who and what we can be. In popular culture, in the home, in the workplace, in the doctor's office, gender collapses into sex.

 

So what Feminist Spaces wants to know is this: What is She? Who is She? What does it mean to be She in twenty-first century societies around the globe?

 

She is a threat: Queer, Trans, Gay, Woman, Man Hater, Political Extremist, Feminazi, Pussy Riotist, Destroyer of families, Baby Killer, Bathroom Rapist, Blasphemist, An Abomination. To be She is to be subject to innumerable campaigns of disempowerment. She is gender. She is sex. She is feminism. 

 

Politicized and ridiculed, gender and sex has become inseparable from the work of feminists. The autonomy of women being threatened, taken, in the Middle East. The violent support of the nuclear family. The war on gender freedoms in Ukraine. It is the job of Western feminists to listen to the voices of the oppressed across the world. In numbers, we are powerful. In voices, we are loud. For what is She if not community? 

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Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invites students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writing, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality, or women’s studies. Articles may originate or enter into dialogue with current feminist discourse or present historical research. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Feminism in politics and/or political discourse

  • Feminist theory, practice, and politics

  • History and analysis of feminist movements

  • Historiographies of individual women

  • Intersectionality and politics of diversity in feminism

  • Women’s and feminist contributions to/effects on industrial or labor fields

  • Feminist ethics/philosophies

  • LGBTQ+ topics

 

Please ensure that all written submissions adhere to the guidelines and conventions set forth by the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition). Standard essays must be emailed in .doc or .docx form and should be single-spaced at a 12 pt. font. All artistic submissions must be submitted electronically in universally compatible formats and should include a written statement to contextualize the work.

The What is She? issue will be released on August 1st, 2024. Any submissions sent after May 12th, 2024, will be considered for our next issue, which is set to release in Summer 2025.

For any questions or inquiries, contact the editorial team at feministspacesjournal@gmail.com or use our contact page.

Summer 2024 Call for Works

Call for Works
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