The FWSA blog relies on voluntary contributions. We welcome blog posts in the form of essays, reviews, and opinion pieces responses to media articles, photography and art work on any aspect of feminism (broadly defined) and gender. While we remain particularly committed to previously unpublished work, we are open to reproducing work published elsewhere. If your submission has been published elsewhere and would like to republish with us, please include all relevant publication information when sending in your submission.
To submit, please email book reviews to firstname.lastname@example.org and blog posts to email@example.com
Guidelines for contributors
Essays, articles, opinion pieces, reviews should be between 750-3,000 words. In exceptional circumstances, the editors will consider longer pieces.
So as to reach the widest possible audience, contributors should write in a reflective and grounded manner which is accessible, jargon free and engenders thought, reflection, and debate.
We encourage contributors to avoid endnotes and footnotes and we request that references be incorporated into the body of the article.
It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that all content in their posts adhere to copyright rules and regulations. If authors wish to reproduce pictures, tables, statistics, graphs, secondary data, and other media in their articles, these must be clearly referenced and reproduced with all relevant permissions. The author holds copyright of her/his article and is free to reproduce the article on other blogs, in journals, books, newspapers provided the original FWSA blog post (with the link) is clearly and visibly referenced in the publication.
Please note we do not and cannot pay for submissions.
Submissions and Comments Policy
The FWSA blog is a knowledge sharing enterprise. Information, opinions, and thoughts are posted on the blog in good faith, and the various opinions/beliefs/politics on the blog do not necessarily reflect the opinions/beliefs/politics of the FWSA or the editorial collective. As a rule, we do not censor blog posts as we believe that our readers have the right to make their own choices about feminism in all its hues and manifestations. We do not prescribe a certain type of feminism and accept all types of viewpoints. We do not believe in agenda setting nor in gate-keeping. Our aim is to promote open and healthy debate and deliberation and we ask that any points of conflict are directed to the author and not the FWSA and that issues are discussed respectfully.
Most importantly, the FWSA blog aims to provide an online space free of discrimination, therefore the use of invective statements, abusive, threatening, sexist, racist, homophobic, trans-phobic, cissexist, ageist, ablist, classist, casteist language and hate speech will not be tolerated and will not be published, as a rule.
A Note on Comments
We strongly encourage comments that are underpinned by tolerance, civility, collegiality, and fairness. Critiques are fine and welcome, ad hominem criticisms are not. Please note that the editors do moderate comments. While we believe that divergent view points and critiques (internal and external) attest to feminism as a truly equitable and polyvocal movement, we reserve our right to exercise editorial control and discretion and to not publish or to delete comments that are discriminatory (based on the above mentioned criteria), threatening, and abusive.
You do not need the FWSA’s permission to reproduce our posts in part or full provided that the original post is not modified/changed in any way (not even its title), give visible credit to the author of the post and to the FWSA Blog, and if the the post is reproduced online, a link to the original post as it appeared on the FWSA blog.