Presenters from the 2018 South Australian Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Gender, Sex, and Sexualities conference: ‘Space and Place: Conceptions of movement, belonging and boundaries’ are invited to submit full papers for a peer-reviewed special issue of Writing From Below.

Writing from Below is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed gender, sexuality and diversity studies journal. Broadly interdisciplinary in scope, it provides a forum for new and innovative research on gender, sex and sexualities and the array of intersecting issues that shape the social and personal understanding and expression of these. It welcomes both academic and creative explorations (theory is art and art, theory, after all), and specifically encourages scholarly experimentation. For this special issue, we invite both traditional and non-traditional submissions under the following categories:

  • Full Critical Papers based on Conference Presentations (3000-7000 words)
  • Poster / Visual art submissions (please include 250 word ERA research statement)
  • Creative Writings including poetry, short fiction, fictocritical, experimental and/or hybrid writings (up to 3000 words; please include 250 word ERA research statement). If submitting Visual or Creative works, please see the ERA Research Statement Guidelines in Appendix F at the following link:

All submissions are due on 20th October 2018.

We recommend that presenters do not submit until after the conference so that feedback can be incorporated accordingly. There will be a submissions workshop prior to the conference (TBA).

Download the Space and Place Special Issue CFP for more information on submission. This is available at the following link:

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