[UPDATE] Writing from Below CFP - Due August 26, 2013

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Writing from Below: a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary, gender, sexuality and diversity studies journal
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Writing from Below provides a forum for new research on gender and sexuality and the array of intersecting issues that shape their social expression. We will invite submissions from as broad a range of disciplines as possible, as well as work that cannot be easily placed. We welcome both academic and creative explorations (theory is art and art, theory, after all).

Writing from Below is now accepting papers for our second issue, following the theme of the journal's title. We encourage you 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 yourselves. If you think your work belongs here, then it probably does. We welcome papers and creative works that engage with Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies from across all disciplines, and from academics at all stages of their careers. We would particularly encourage early career researchers and postgraduates to submit-this is an opportunity to take space, to speak.

All submissions (including creative works – we do not privilege one type of work over another) will be peer reviewed. Text based submissions should be between 3,000 and 7,000 words and should adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. If you're submitting artwork, sound or video files, or have queries about any complex or unusual submissions, please contact the editors, Karina Quinn and Nicholas Cowley, for more information.

For those interested in writing a 1,000 to 1,500 word review for Writing from Below (be it book [fiction, non-fiction, or outlaw genre], film, television, theatre, live or recorded music, artwork or exhibition, or any other artistic or cultural phenomenon), please contact our reviews editor, Stephen Abblitt. Books for review can be sent to Writing from Below, c/o- English Program, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia.

Writing from Below is open for submissions until 26 August 2013, with our second issue scheduled to be published in December, 2013.

Please note: all submissions are handled using an online process. To proceed, go to http://www.writingfrombelow.org.au, set up an author account and follow the simple steps.

Writing from Below is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, supported by La Trobe University.