About

Rejoinder is an online journal featuring work at the intersection of scholarship and activism that reflects feminist/queer and social justice perspectives. Rejoinder is a publication of the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University in partnership with The Feminist Art Project. It will provide a forum to explore ideas related to the institute’s programming, and showcase art related to IRW’s conferences and annual themes. To learn more about IRW and its work, visit: http://irw.rutgers.edu.

Copyright

Authors own the copyright to their articles. Rejoinder is an open access journal made available by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License (read the full license legal code). This license allows anyone to download, reuse, reprint, distribute, and/or copy or quote articles in Rejoinder so long as the original authors and source are cited, the use is noncommercial, and the work is unaltered.

Submission

Some issues of Rejoinder will accept only submissions that have been pre-commissioned or otherwise invited; other issues will be built around specific calls that will be widely distributed. When open calls are made, detailed submission guidelines (including anticipated word counts) will be available online at this site. Our current call for submissions is for an issue on the theme of The Stranger Within.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be single-spaced and formatted in Microsoft Word. Please use a 12-point font, and italics rather than underlining (except for URLs). Graphics should be in tiff or jpeg file formats. Please place any artwork or tables in the appropriate section of the text, rather than at the end of the text and make sure all links are active. Citations and references should follow the author-date system of documentation as outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.), with limited footnotes. For more information about author-date style, see: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html.

Subscription

To subscribe, please send your name and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Rejoinder in the subject line or complete this form. We will let you know whenever a new issue is posted to the website. There is no cost to subscribe to Rejoinder—like all IRW’s programming, it is free and available to all.

Contact

Rejoinder is a publication of the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  For more information please contact:

Institute for Research on Women
160 Ryders Lane
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8555

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Call for Submissions -- Borders, Bodies, Homes

We live in a world of migratory population flows, resurgent nationalisms, and state-sanctioned violence. The next issue of Rejoinder web journal will explore the theme of bodies and borders in the context of these geopolitical phenomena. We invite submissions that focus on how the relationship between borders and bodies shapes our understandings of selfhood, exile, and home. Writing (including essays, commentary, criticism, fiction, and poetry), and artwork should address these relationships from feminist, queer, and social justice-inspired perspectives. We particularly welcome contributions at the intersection of scholarship and activism. For manuscript preparation details, please see: irw.rutgers.edu/about-rejoinder. Please send completed written work (2,000-2,500 words max), jpegs of artwork, and short bios to the editor, Sarah Tobias (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by December 9, 2016.

Call for Submissions -- The Stranger Within

Why are we often troubled by the presence of strangers? What does it mean to encounter strangeness in ourselves or in the spaces we frequent? What are the ethics, aesthetics, and politics of naming the strange – and the stranger? The next issue of Rejoinder explores the theme of the stranger within. Submissions (including essays, commentary, criticism, fiction, poetry, and artwork) should address this theme from feminist, queer, and social justice-inspired perspectives. We particularly welcome contributions at the intersection of scholarship and activism. For manuscript preparation details, please see our website at: http://irw.rutgers.edu/about-rejoinder. Rejoinder is published by the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University in partnership with the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities. Please send completed written work (2,000-2,500 words max), jpegs of artwork, and short bios to the editor, Sarah Tobias (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by January 16, 2018.

Contact Us

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