The Writing Instructor, Special "Queer and Now" Issue

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Call for Submissions

In "Queer and Now," published in 1993, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick gestured to what queer can refer to: "the open mesh of possibilities, gaps, overlaps, dissonances and resonances, lapses and excesses of meaning, when the constituent elements of anyone's gender, of anyone's sexuality aren't made (or can't be made) to signify monolithically."

Twenty years later, our special "Queer and Now" issue seeks to keep alive the possibilities and tensions of queer by inviting submissions that explore the state of "queer and now" and/or the possibilities of queer and/or the contradictions and contestations around queer and/or queer intersections with literacy, writing studies, pedagogical practices, rhetoric, social/cultural/historical contexts, politics, and ideology.

We are especially interested in formally queer, experimental, multi-genre, and multimedia submissions. Written submissions should be between 2500 and 8500 words in length.

The Writing Instructor is an anonymous, peer-reviewed online journal that fosters born-digital publication. Submissions should follow MLA citation conventions and be prepared in HTML format with embedded audio/visual assets.

August 31, 2013: First Drafts Due
October 31, 2013: Acceptances, Revisions, Rejections announced
January 31, 2014: Revised Drafts Due

Queries and submissions should be sent to Aneil Rallin at, Rob Koch at, and Trixie Smith at