feminism, race, transnationalism

Submissions

Meridians seeks to publish work that is grounded in the particularities of history, economics, geography, class, and culture; that informs the contradictions and politics of women’s lives; illuminates the forms and meanings of resistance, migration and exile and artistic expressions; that provokes the critical interrogation of the terms used to shape activist agendas, theoretical paradigms, and political coalitions; and that is substantive and readable, as well as relevant and useful to researchers, educators, students, and practitioners.

Submitters should note that manuscripts selected for publication will be catalogued into one of the following categories:

ESSAYS are research-based or theoretical scholarly monographs…

COUNTERPOINTS initiate a self-conscious examination of the analytical and political vocabulary of the fields in which feminists work…

IN THE TRENCHES asks where practical application and community activism take women around the world and in what forms these manifest themselves…

CULTUREWORKS will include creative work, interviews with artists, photo or art essays, poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama…

MEMOIRS/TESTIMONIOS analyze the formation of consciousness and examines the production of racial, sexual, and national subjects…

MEDIA MATTERS focus on the debates, meanings, politics, and uses of visual, musical, or cybernet representations in popular culture…

VISUAL ESSAYS combine images and text to create a social, political, or creative commentary on the visual work of activists, scholars, and artists with the visual elements serving as the primary focus of the argument or ideas expressed…

IN THE ARCHIVES will publish documents from institutional or organizational repositories…

INTERVIEWS of and by culture workers, scholars, and activists…

STATE OF THE FIELD considers four to five recent scholarly publications anchored by a common theme related to feminism, race, and transnationalism, and analyzes the way contemporary scholarship fits into existing debates and questions essential to the field…

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Guidelines for Contributors

Meridians accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Submissions are reviewed anonymously by members of the Editorial Board and by readers with experience in the appropriate fields. The publishing process usually takes six to nine months.

The Editor of Meridians invites submissions of scholarly essays, personal interviews, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual art, and photo-essays, as well as political manifestoes, position papers, and archival documents of continuing interest.

Please do not submit manuscripts or materials that are under review elsewhere or that have been previously published.

Meridians does not accept simultaneous submissions, unsolicited book, film, or video reviews.

You can submit your manuscript through our online portal, Editorial Manager.

For further inquiries please contact us at: meridians@smith.edu

Meridians no longer accepts unsolicited mail submissions. Any hard copy manuscripts received will be recycled unread.
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A Note on Demographic Data Collection

Meridians is beginning to collect demographic data on authors, artists, and editors in an attempt to track our success in creating a diverse, inclusive journal.  Please find the editor’s statement below:

Dear Meridians contributor,

We ask that you take a moment to complete our demographic survey as part of our effort to document who our authors, artists, and reviewers are. As you know, Meridians is a premier journal whose mission is to promote knowledge production by and about women of color focused on feminism, race and transnationalism, while also sustaining a rigorous double-blind peer review process. We would like to collect data to check whether our anecdotal sense that ours is a uniquely diverse community of scholarly journal contributors aligns with the demographic facts. Please rest assured that your answers will be confidential and our reporting of the data will be aggregated. Whether you are an author, artist or peer reviewer, we appreciate and would like to visibilize the invaluable contributions this community has made to Meridians success over the past twenty years and beyond.

Thank you in advance,

Ginetta E.B. Candelario, Editor

 

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