Information For Authors

Do you write from below? Do you write otherwise, inhabiting liminal social, cultural, discursive, or textual spaces? Do you compose outlaw genres (actual or imagined), with a particular bent towards gender, sexuality, and diversity studies, from any discipline with which these intersect, or in which these intervene?

Writing from Below is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, supported by La Trobe University. Its remit is to explore connections between the critical and the creative, across disciplines, focused on gender, sexuality and diversity. We provide a platform for new work on gender, sexuality and diversity, including work that blurs the lines between traditional disciplines or genres; work that challenges and celebrates and unsettles, work that comes from elsewhere - from below.

We encourage authors to think broadly about what writing from below means, about all the ways that writing and researching differently from within the academy creates change. Artists, independent researchers, those of you whose work slips between genres and creates ruptures: do not exclude yourself. If you think that your work belongs here, then it probably does.

Before going any further, we recommend that you review the About the Journal page and our peer-review policies, as well as the Author Guidelines for all referencing, style and usage, and formatting information.

Writing from Below's submission process occurs entirely online. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can log in and begin the simple five step process.