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

  1. 1. All work should be double spaced, with 1-inch margins, in 12-point Times font.

  2. 2. Scholarly essays should not exceed 10,000 words; reviews should be approximately 1,000 words.

  3. 3. Writers should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition.

  4. 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. 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. 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

Performance reviews of current exhibitions, films, performance art, dance and theatre may be sent to

Style guidelines
Description of the Journal’s  article style ,  Quick guide
Description of the Journal’s reference style , Quick guide
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  (please mention the journal title in your email).
Word templates
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

Reproduction of copyright material
As an author, you are required to secure permission to reproduce any proprietary text, illustration, table, or other material, including data, audio, video, film stills, and screenshots, and any supplementary material you propose to submit. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). The reproduction of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the quotation is reproduced accurately and full attribution is given. For further information and FAQs, please see

Copies of permission letters should be sent with the manuscript upon submission to the editors. Copyright permission letter template

Copyright and authors’ rights
It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to Women & Performance Project Inc. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors retain many rights under the Taylor & Francis rights policies, which can be found at . Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

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.

Free article access
As corresponding author, you will receive free access to your article on Taylor & Francis Online. You will be given access to the My authored works section of Taylor & Francis Online, which shows you all your published articles. You can easily view, read, and download your published articles from there. In addition, if someone has cited your article, you will be able to see this information. We are committed to promoting and increasing the visibility of your article and have provided this guidance on how you can help.

Reprints and journal copies
Corresponding authors can receive a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Article reprints can be ordered through Rightslink® when you receive your proofs. If you have any queries about reprints, please contact the Taylor & Francis Author Services team at . To order extra copies of the issue containing your article, please contact our Customer Services team at .

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

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]

  1. Event Description: please provide a short description of your event, outlining its relationship to the journal’s core themes. [maximum 700 words]
  2. 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.
  3. List of Participants: please list any other participants or participating organizations involved in this event.
  4. 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.

Review Process
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.