Monday, January 28, 2008

New Calls for Submissions for off our backs

off our backs
Call for Submissions

Contemporary Gender Roles

Deadline: March 1, 2008

Blue=Boy. Pink=Girl. Gender roles in the twenty-first century are more complex than that. After the so-called second wave of feminism, gender roles continue to morph and change. In this themed issue of off our backs, the collective takes on questions about contemporary gender roles in the year 2008. What is gendered feminine today? What is gendered masculine today? How have gender roles changed? How do we want them to change in the future? What has been the impact of the transgender movement on contemporary gender roles? Are transgender people and trans analysis changing the terms of gender?

off our backs is looking for smart, contemporary, feminist analyses of gender roles. We want to read your analysis, articles, rants, and reviews of how gender roles are experienced in our lives today.

Women’s Friendships

Deadline: July 1, 2008

“When my Hands/are Cut, Her/fingers will be/found inside—“

Emily Dickinson wrote that about her dear friend, Susan Huntington Dickinson, who was her sister-in-law, literary companion, and epistolary correspondent for over thirty years. Women’s friendships are the source of great energy, insight, and support. off our backs is looking for stories of women’s friendships, today and throughout history. In a themed issue, off our backs wants to explore the meaning and significance of women’s friendships in a feminist framework.

What is the significance of women’s friendships? What are the challenges and conflicts in friendships between women? How does friendship nurture our feminist aspirations? What about conflict between women? At off our backs, we want to read smart, contemporary, and feminist analyses of women’s friendships.

Please note: off our backs does not run poetry or fiction. We are only looking for high-quality journalistic writing that addresses these two themes.

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