General Submission Guidelines
The Editorial Collective of Women & Performance invites submissions of scholarly essays on performance, visual and sound art, theater, dance, ritual, political manifestations, film, new media, and the performance of everyday life from interdisciplinary feminist perspectives. We also welcome performative texts; interviews; book, performance and film reviews; and photo essays and images that advance critical dialogues on gender and performance. Women & Performance accepts proposals for themed issues from guest editors. We publish scholarship that is interdisciplinary and provocative in method and form.
Please submit manuscripts electronically, as Microsoft Word attachments, to Managing Editor, Summer Kim Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. All work should be double spaced, with 1-inch margins, in 12-point Times font.
2. Scholarly essays should not exceed 10,000 words; reviews should be approximately 1,000 words.
3. Writers should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition.
4. All manuscripts must be submitted with a cover document – including author’s name, address, email, phone number; a brief bio, indicating affiliation, recent publications; a 200 word abstract; and a word count of the manuscript. To protect the anonymity of the submission process, please avoid listing your name anywhere in the body of the manuscript.
5. Please title your attachment with your last name, for example: title the manuscript as YourLastName.doc, and any images as YourLastNameImage1.pdf and YourLastNameImage2.pfd and so on.
6. You are welcome to submit images along with your manuscript; however, please ensure that you have (or will) secure copyright protection for all images. Women and Performance cannot aid in, or financially contribute to, the procuring of copyright.
We will send you an acknowledgment of receipt once your submission is processed. The Editorial Collective vets all submissions before they are sent out for external, anonymous peer review. We provide reader comments, and may ask you to revise and resubmit your work. The journal makes very effort to respond to submissions within three to six months.
Book reviews of no more than 1,500 words may be sent to email@example.com
Performance reviews of current exhibitions, films, performance art, dance and theatre may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please use US spelling (e.g. color, analyze) and punctuation. Use double quotation marks with single within if needed.
This journal requires a short paragraph of biographical details for all contributors.
If you have any questions about references or formatting your article, please contact email@example.com (please mention the journal title in your email).
Word templates are available for this journal. If you are not able to use the template via the links or if you have any other template queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Reproduction of copyright material
Copies of permission letters should be sent with the manuscript upon submission to the editors. Copyright permission letter template
Exceptions are made for certain Governments’ employees whose policies require that copyright cannot be transferred to other parties. We ask that a signed statement to this effect is submitted when returning proofs for accepted papers.
Reprints and journal copies
Public Programs Guidelines
Part of the mission of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory is a commitment to expanding the boundaries of scholarship to include experimental and artist-driven work. Each year we commit funds to extra-journal activities such as, but not limited to, performances, symposiums, public dialogues, and performance installations, among other projects that we broadly categorize under the heading of “events.” We are interested in supporting work that engages with the journal’s primary concerns: gender, sexuality, feminism, and performance. While we accept funding proposals for a wide variety of projects, we are particularly committed to supporting artists and events in which artists are prominently featured, supported or engaged. For more information or to submit a public program proposal please email Joshua Lubin-Levy at public email@example.com.
Event Proposal Guidelines
The following should be used as a basic guideline in developing your event proposal. Please submit your proposal in pdf or word format [two page maximum, not including budget]
- Event Description: please provide a short description of your event, outlining its relationship to the journal’s core themes. [maximum 700 words]
- Organizer Information: please provide a short bio [maximum 100 words] or a one page CV for the lead organizer or collaborative team submitting the proposal.
- List of Participants: please list any other participants or participating organizations involved in this event.
- Itemized Budget: please provide us with a comprehensive budget for your entire event, making sure to highlight the amount of funding being requested from Women & Performance, as well as making note of any funding you will be receiving from other sources. Please note that Women & Performance requires an honorarium be included in the budget for all participants not affiliated with an academic institution. Budgets must accurately reflect the size and scope of the event, and list all associated costs (regardless of the amount being asked from Women & Performance). Incomplete or partial budgets will not be considered.
Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be reviewed by the collective on a monthly basis. Once your proposal has been reviewed we will be in touch with you about our decision. Please allow sufficient time (up to three months) for this process in requesting funding for your event. While we aim to support as many events as possible, priority will be given to events clearly inline with the journals mission.