Queen City Writers Special Issue: call for undergraduate work addressing R/resistance

deadline for submissions: 
March 16, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers
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Queen City Writers, a refereed online journal of undergraduate writing and multimedia composing, seeks submissions that examine aspects and implications of political resistance for an upcoming issue.


We seek critical essays informed by research (for our Inquiry section); analytical essays by first-year students (for our Storming the Gate section); brief, personal narratives of writers (for our Snapshots section); and multimodal texts (photo-essays, slideshows, podcasts, videos,  websites, etc.) that consider questions such as:

  • What does the R/resistance look like? How does a college student interpret resistance?
  • What is the difference between “resistance” and “the Resistance”? Is this political movement just about resisting the Trump administration? Is the movement sustainable past a Trump presidency?
  • Is the Resistance building coalitions of groups that have previously operated independently or even oppositionally?
  • How is the Resistance changing how we communicate? How has it changed the lexicon?
  • How do issues of race, gender, and socioeconomic class overlap and impact resisting/resistance?
  • How do past social and cultural movements inform current activism?
  • How does the movement’s art and iconography further (or limit) the movement’s impact?
  • Can resistance be proactive? Creative? Can a movement conceived as oppositional become something generative and transformative?
  • What are the intersections between resistance and the maker movement?


Queen City Writers publishes undergraduate essays and multimedia work related to our focus on writing, rhetoric, reading, literacy, popular culture and media, community discourses, and multimodal and digital composing. We are especially interested in submissions to Snapshots, 500-750 perspectives on this topic.

For a full explanation of our focus and submission guidelines, please see: http://qc-writers.com/submissions/. We do require a brief faculty verification email for every submission confirming the student's undergraduate status and the originality of the work. Submissions should use formatting and citation guidelines of the MLA, 8th edition.

Submissions to this call will be accepted until March 15, 2018.