Submission Guidelines

Content Guidelines

Wom*news aims to be a space where our members and allies are free to express themselves without bullying or exclusion – this idea extends to the content of posts.  If we feel as though your submission does not follow these guidelines, we reserve the right to ask you to make edits or we will simply reject the submission. This includes failure to place trigger warnings or using racist, sexist, and phobic content or language.

Please read these carefully!

  • The work must be your own: plagiarism is not permitted.
  • Submissions must be linked to feminism, gender issues/rights or female identities in some way.
  • We welcome opinion pieces, film, book and music reviews, short fiction stories, poetry, essays, interview (transcripts), traditional art and photography.
  • We are either queer-identifying or allies, and all come from different cultures, belief systems and experiences. Please try to be as inclusive and respectful as possible in your content.
  • We will not tolerate the following aspects to be portrayed in a positive, “correct” or unchallenged light: Victim blaming, fat-shaming, racist, sexist, ageist, transphobic, ableist, homophobic commentary; hateful comments, plain malice, personal attacks, dismissal, erasure and silencing.
  • Please place trigger warnings for pieces referencing sexual assault, physical, mental, emotional abuse, identity dismissal and erasure, and any other topics you believe readers may find triggering. Trigger warnings are used to let people who may be sensitive to material relating to abuse, assault, dismissal or erasure that they may not want to read the following in case they are triggered. This is common courtesy within feminist circles.

Thanks!

Submission Guidelines

  • We welcome: opinion pieces, film, book and music reviews, short fiction stories, poetry, essays, interview (transcripts), traditional art and photography from members and allies of the UQU Women’s Collective.
  • Submissions can be under a pseudonym or anonymous.
  • Content:
    • The work MUST be your own: plagiarism is not permitted.
    • Submissions must be linked to feminism, gender issues/rights or female identities in some way.
    • Wom*news aims to be a space where our members and allies are free to express themselves without bullying or exclusion – this idea extends to the content of posts.
  • Format:
    • Min. 150 words, and 1,000 maximum.
    • Referencing is to be a APA style (7th Ed) reference list. In-text citation is not required. You can find a how-to guide for our referencing here.
  • Send your work to: uqwnews@gmail.com.
  • Please let us know in that email whether you would like to have your submission online, in the hard copy, or both!
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  • As a wom*news contributor we’d like you to promote yourself like a true artist and give us a bio to accompany your post (200 words max) Please send answers to the following questions along with your submission:
    • Tell us about yourself!
    • What brought you into feminism?
    • What do you love about the collective?

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