Writing from Below

Writing from Below is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, intermedia gender, sexuality and diversity studies journal.

We provide a forum for new and innovative research on gender and sexuality and the array of intersecting issues that shape their social expression. We invite submissions from as broad a range of disciplines as possible, as well as work that cannot be easily placed, in any style, genre, format, or medium. We welcome both traditional academic research as well as less conventional creative forms of research, and all things between, and specifically encourage scholarly experimentation. We welcome both academic and creative explorations (theory is art and art, theory, after all). The journal provides a particular venue for the work of postgraduate students and early career researchers.



New Issue: MASC 3(1)


We're excited to announce the publication of a new issue of Writing from Below! Drawing together masculinity studies and queer theory, and scholars both critical and creative, MASC interrogates alternative approaches to maleness, manliness, and masculinity.

Posted: 2016-10-23 More...

CFP: Queer Science Fictions - Deadline Extended


Great news! We are now accepting submissions to our Queer Science Fictions issue until the 7th of November, 2016.

Incited by recent conversations and controversies concerning queers and queerness in popular science fiction, we are joined by special guest editor Nike Sulway for a special issue on queer science fictions. The future beckons with a queer fist, and we need you to write it.

Posted: 2016-09-05 More...

New Issue: Contamination from Above 2(2)


We're thrilled to announce the publication of a new issue of Writing from Below: “Contamination from Above.” This issue interrogates what comes from above when we write from below, the unruliness and contamination of words, ideas, and bodies.

Posted: 2016-03-31 More...
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Vol 3, No 1 (2016): MASC

Blue-Black in Black on Brown  Grace Jones by Jean-Paul Goude, New York City, 1981.

Blue-Black in Black on Brown.

Grace Jones by Jean-Paul Goude, New York City, 1981

Public domain, via flickr