CFP: Women and Crime / Poetry (10/1/03; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Edvige Giunta
contact email: 
egiunta@NJCU.edu

Call for Poetry Submissions
Women, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System
Women's Studies Quarterly
Guest Editor: LaVerne McQuiller Williams

Women's Studies Quarterly is seeking poetry submissions for a special Winter
2004 issue on Women, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System. Although women
make up a small percentage of felony offenders in the U.S., for more than a
decade women's crime has grown at a rate far exceeding that of men (Bloom
and Chesney-Lind, 2003). Even more frequently, women are involved in crime
as victims: about 40% of the victims of violent crime are women (Belknap,
2001). Beyond the numbers, however, concern about women and the criminal
justice system reflects fundamental feminist issues. The criminal justice
system is, for all involved, a stark arena in which questions of equity,
status, and rights are played out.

This issue of WSQ will focus on women as offenders, victims, and criminal
justice professionals. The ways in which women's experiences in the criminal
justice system are complicated by gender and connected to issues of race,
class, and sexual orientation are of special concern, as are international
and cross-cultural perspectives.

We particularly welcome poems that reflects on educational experiences
within the prison system, from both students and instructors.

Only previously unpublished will be considered. Please include full mailing
address, daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address with your
submission. Please also indicate that it is a submission for the “Women
Crime, and the Criminal Justice System” issue.

Send poetry submissions to:

Edvige Giunta
Poetry Editor, Women’s Studies Quarterly
“Women Crime, and the Criminal Justice System” issue
Department of English
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Email queries: egiunta_at_njcu.edu

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2003.

Since 1972, Women's Studies Quarterly has been the leading journal on
teaching in women's studies. Thematic issues feature material for
specialists and generalists, including current scholarship in accessible
language, teaching materials and resources, creative writing, and book
reviews. The intersections of race and class with gender are of special
concern, as are international perspectives.

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cfp categories: 
poetry