GET INVOLVED

Feral Feminisms welcomes involvement from individuals at various career stages within academia and beyond and particularly encourages graduate student participation. No previous experience is required. If you are interested in a position on the editorial team, the communications committee, or in acting as a peer reviewer, please contact the Managing Editor(s) with a 100-word bio indicating your areas of specialization and interest at feralfeminisms[at]gmail[dot]com. Specific calls are listed below.

Call for Managing Editor/s — Apply by May 25, 2018!
Feral Feminisms, an online, peer-reviewed, inter-media, open access journal is looking for Managing Editors. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in feminist publishing and imagine and create multifarious feminist interventions today across contexts, standpoints, intersections, and mediums. Incoming Managing Editors will work alongside the current Advisory and Managing Editors to oversee the entire editorial process including: approving special issue proposals, recruiting guest editors, curating issues in the absence of guest editors, coordinating and maintaining author publication agreement records, applying for funding, and email correspondence. Managing Editors also provide support for guest editors by communicating with peer reviewers and the Lead Copy Editor and facilitating the production of each issue in print and online through the Feral Feminisms website (http://www.feralfeminisms.com/). This position is an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience with a scholarly journal in a managing and lead role.

Feral Feminisms is looking for 1-3 individuals, applying either individually or as a team, who are able to manage the journal and take it in exciting and new directions. Feral Feminisms publishes a cross-section of academic, art-based, activist, and creative pieces with a frequency of one to two issues a year. Previous issues have explored various approaches to feminism including intersectionality, crip theory, anti-racist theory, critical approaches to settler colonialism, critical animal studies, queer and sexuality studies, and others. The time commitment is an estimated 5-8 hours of work per week, with the weeks leading up to issue production being more demanding. Email communication between the editorial team happens on a bi-daily basis with skype meetings held bi-monthly.

If you are interested in joining the Editorial Board as a Managing Editor, please submit a one-page cover letter along with a cv. In your cover letter please indicate what makes you suitable for this position, what your vision for the journal is during your tenure as Managing Editor, and how you envision generating funding for the journal. Feral Feminisms is based on collaboration and sharing of workload among the editorial team. Please email your application and any inquiries to feralfeminisms[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject heading “Managing Editor Application.” We especially welcome group applications from 2-3 people. A knowledge of graphic and/or web design is an asset, though not necessary. An honorarium will be provided, the amount of which will be contingent on funding.

Feral Feminisms needs Peer Reviewers! We invite prospective peer-reviewers with interests in intersectional feminist theory, queer and trans theory, anti-racism, decoloniality and Indigenous studies.  We are especially looking for researchers, activists, poets, and artists interested in reviewing submissions on consent, trauma, and intersections of inequality in sexual violence.  

Depending on their preference and areas of expertise, peer reviewers will be responsible for assessing and providing constructive comments on full-length articles, poetry submissions, autobiographic narratives or creative and multi-media pieces. Feral Feminisms welcomes involvement from individuals at various career stages within academia and beyond and particularly encourages graduate student participation. No previous peer review experience is required. If you are interested in acting as a peer reviewer, please contact the Managing Editor(s) at feralfeminisms[at]gmail[dot]com with a 150-word bio, 5 key words indicating your areas of expertise, and specification of the mediums you are comfortable with reviewing (choose from: film and still image, academic, poetry, combination). 

Call for Guest Editors / Ongoing: We invite proposals from both individuals and groups at various career stages and especially encourage students, activists, artists and independent scholars to submit. Guest editing an issue of Feral Feminisms involves developing a Call for Papers, selecting submissions to send to peer review, communicating with contributors and the Managing Editors, and writing an introduction for the issue.

We are seeking an array of special issue proposals, which will engage with feminisms in all their manifestations and articulations. We especially encourage submissions that engage with feminisms in relation to:

  • anti-racism, postcolonialism, decolonization, Indigenous studies, and/or critiques of setter colonialism;
  • neoliberalism, corporatism, gentrification, privatization, and militarism; and/or
  • trans* studies, queer theory, and critical sexuality studies.

We are particularly interested in issue proposals that envision incorporating literature, poetry, visual art, and film, as each issue consists of written and visual work.

Interested guest editors should submit a proposal of 500 words outlining the proposed theme and vision for the special issue, a title, and the issue’s relevance to the aims and scope of the journal, as well as a 2 page curriculum vitae and/or link to your portfolio.

Please direct inquiries and submissions to the Managing Editors of Feral Feminisms, Amy Verhaeghe, Sharifa Patel, and Ela Przybylo (feralfeminisms[at]gmail[dot]com) with the subject heading “Guest Editing Proposal.”