Ghetto Frida, courtesy of Rio Yañez

Feminist Formations invites submissions that reflect the journal’s mission to cultivate a forum where feminists from around the world articulate research, theory, activism, teaching, and learning. The resources here, including our Author Guidelines below, should guide you in the preparation of your manuscript. Keep in mind our mission statement in this process.

We are particularly interested in cutting-edge feminist work in the following areas:

Affect Theory

Asian and Asian American Feminisms

Black Feminisms

Borderlands Studies

Chican@ and Latin@ Feminisms

Critical Ethnic Studies

Critical Youth Studies

Critical Geography

Cultural Studies

Critical Disability Studies

Indigenous Feminisms

Performance Studies

Posthuman Studies

Public Scholarship

Queer of Color Critique

Queer Theory


Trans Studies/Trans Feminisms

Transnational Feminisms

Visual Cultures

Download our style guide, submission checklist, anonymization guide, and a sample article. Submissions should be prepared in the following manner:Author Guidelines

  • Check to make sure that your manuscript falls within the Feminist Formations guidelines of 8,000-11,000 words. The word count includes endnotes and references.
  • Remove all identifying information, with the exception of the cover page, which should contain the author’s institutional affiliation and contact information (i.e. postal address, phone number, and e-mail address). The cover page should contain the following acknowledgment: “This is a draft copy of a manuscript submitted to Feminist Formations. If it is accepted for publication, the copyright will be assigned to the publisher, the Johns Hopkins University Press.”


Papers should be submitted to this Feminist Formations Submitable page directly. We cannot consider submissions that have been previously published or are currently being reviewed by other journals

Questions about the submission process may be sent to editorial assistant, aman agah at

For any questions about the journal in general or about submitting, please feel free to contact the editor, Patti Duncan.