Feminist Formations

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Thank you for your interest in submitting to Feminist Formations. The General Call for Papers is currently on hold and will be reopen for submission on June 1, 2020. 



Ghetto Frida, courtesy of Rio Yañez

Feminist Formations invites submissions that reflect the  journal’s mission to cultivate a forum where feminists from around the  world articulate research, theory, activism, teaching, and learning. The  resources here, including our Author Guidelines below, should guide you in the preparation of your manuscript. Keep in mind our mission statement in this process.
We are particularly interested in cutting-edge feminist work in the following areas:
 Affect Theory
  Asian and Asian American Studies
  Black Studies
  Borderlands Studies
  Chican@ and Latin@ Studies
  Critical Ethnic Studies
  Critical Youth Studies
  Critical Geography
  Cultural Studies
  Disability Studies
  Indigenous Studies
  Performance Studies
  Posthuman Studies
  Public Scholarship
  Queer of Color Critique
  Queer Theory
  Trans Studies
  Transnational Feminisms
  Visual Cultures
 Author Guidelines
Visit our www.feministformations.org for a Submission checklist, an anonymizing guide, and to download the style guide and a a sample article. Submissions should be prepared in the following manner:

  • Check to make sure that your manuscript falls within the Feminist Formations guidelines of 8,000-11,000 words. The word count includes endnotes and references.
  • Remove all identifying information, with the exception of the cover  page, which should contain the author’s institutional affiliation and  contact information (i.e. postal address, phone number, and e-mail  address). The cover page should contain the following acknowledgment:  “This is a draft copy of a manuscript submitted to Feminist Formations. If it is accepted for publication, the copyright will be assigned to the publisher, the Johns Hopkins University Press.”
  • Submit your complete manuscript here, including 1. a cover letter including all contact information, and 2. an anonymized word (doc) or text (rtf) file with the abstract and keywords and 3. the anonymized manuscript.
  • Follow the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) author-date system with parenthetical citations. All text, including quotations, must be double-spaced.

For any questions about the journal in general or about submitting, please feel free to contact the editor, Patti Duncan.

Feminist Formations