Writing from Below

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

Broadly interdisciplinary in scope, 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. We welcome both academic and creative explorations (theory is art and art, theory, after all), and specifically encourage scholarly experimentation.

The journal provides a particular venue for the work of postgraduate students and early career researchers.

Writing from Below accepts submissions all year round. We publish two issues annually, in March and September. 



Call for Papers: Happiness

Writing from Below seeks papers which engage with the theme of happiness, positive and successful expressions of gender and sexuality in contemporary or historical literature, culture, and society.  
Posted: 2017-03-08 More...

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...
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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