off our backs call for submissions!

I know I’ve got some fabulously talented readers who are up on important radical feminist issues and who write really well. I’m proud to say that I’m a part of the kick-ass team of women who is getting off our backs back up and running, and that off our backs is accepting submissions for its upcoming issue. If you’ve got an idea for an article or know someone else who might, I encourage you to submit your work and to pass this info along to others. Here’s the announcement: 

Call for Submissions!

Deadline: April 18, 2009

About off our backs

off our backs is a news journal by, for, and about women. It has been published since 1970, making it the longest surviving feminist newspaper in the United States. It is run by a collective where decisions are made by consensus. The mission of off our backs is

•        to provide news and information about women’s lives and feminist activism
•        to educate the public about the status of women around the world
•        to serve as a forum for feminist ideas and theory
•        to be an information resource on feminist, women’s, and lesbian culture; and
•        to seek social justice and equality for women worldwide. 

We are interested in articles that explore and engage contemporary feminist issues, news, ideas, theory and analysis from a distinctly feminist perspective. We are particularly interested in news, reports, personal accounts, analysis and theory-making around the issues of femicide, rape, violence against women, prostitution, pornography, trafficking in women, mainstream media treatment of women, media invasion of women’s privacy and internet feminism. 

We are looking for manuscripts of 500 to 2,000 words . If you are interested in writing a longer piece, please query first.

Deadline: April 18, 2009
For manuscript submission guidelines, please visit the off our backs website here:
Submit manuscripts to [email protected] AND to [email protected]

Questions, queries, comments? Please email: 

Cheryl Lindsey Seelhoff ([email protected])

Please distribute this call for manuscripts widely.

off our backs
2337B 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
voice: 202-234-8072
fax: 202-234-8092
email: [email protected]

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