CFP: Women Writers (Web Journal) Seeks Special Issues Guest Editors (2/28/05; e-journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Kim Wells

Women Writers: A Zine, is accepting proposals for a guest editorship on a
special woman-related themed issue/topic for the Summer 2005 digital issue
of the feminist-oriented webzine. See the website at:

Women Writers is listed in the LOC, ISSN#: 1535-8402535-8402, has had almost
60 MILLION viewers since its creation in 1998, and is a peer reviewed
publication that features original fiction and poetry by women writers,
scholarship on any aspect of women writers and/or women's studies, personal
essays, book reviews, film reviews, and website reviews. See the site's
mission statement for more information:

the call for the editor-- the call for contributions to special issue will
go out in early March 05.

Past special issues have included the Autotheory issue in Summer 2002. To see other samples
of scholarly work submitted to the site, see the scholarship page: for samples of fiction and
poetry, see the creative pages: for book review samples:

Proposals for your special guest edited issue should be submitted to the
zine's general editor, on or before Feb 15, 2005
by midnight CST.

A decision on the guest issue will be made by Feb 28, 2005.

You should plan for and write your own CFP so that your proposals for your
submissions come in on or before May 1, 2005 and are ready for publication
by May 30, 2005.

Please note the somewhat "informal" tone of some of the site's writing. The
site is intended as both as a gateway into feminist theory for some, and a
rhetorical space for others. In spite of some informal language on
"introductory pages," it is still rigorous in its approach to scholarship
and serious debate.

To be considered as Guest Editor, please send your written proposal to

Your proposal should include:
1. a detailed description of the proposed topic, the issues you would like
to address
2. names and affiliations of possible contributors, if you have any already
3. a current c.v.
4. a call for papers ready to send out for your guest issue with all
guidelines you would like us to include, including your contact information
and a short bio to include on the website. See the current "contribute"
page to see what rules are already in place for submissions: sample bios are available at:

Submissions should always be made with a particular issue in mind.

You may include up to three guest editors for an issue, if you should wish
to work with other scholars on this project. Include CVs and bio pages for
each possible guest editor. Serious Graduate Student editors will be
considered. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your "service"
events; most tenure committees view web publication as equivalent to or
slightly better than conference attendance and participation.

HTML knowledge is an extra plus, but NOT required.

Contributions should be submitted to the Guest Editor in digital form:
*text-based contributions should be saved as Microsoft Word documents (.doc
or .rtf) or Word Perfect documents: (.wpd).
*images should be saved as jpegs (.jpg) or gifs (.gif)

For information about submitting material in media formats that are not
listed above, contact Kim Wells

Please consult The MLA Manual of Style for proper manuscript form. All
manuscripts or correspondence regarding the submission of manuscripts will
be directed to the Guest Editor of the issue to which you wish to

"He buys me books, but begs me not to read them,
because he fears they joggle the mind.
I would like to learn. Could you tell me how to grow,
or is it unconveyed, like melody or witchcraft?"
---Emily Dickinson

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