The special theme for our inaugural issue is Deliberately Queer(ing).

Submissions are due by September 01, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (Your Time)

We intend to publish Volume 1 in the Fall of 2024.

In addition to general submissions from any field or discipline, the editor encourages the submission of scholarship that engages with queer, queer theory, and queering deliberately and intentionally. On their own, each of these terms is contested. Queer has been used in a variety of ways including the reclaimed derogatory (Callis, 2009), as an umbrella term for LGBTQIA+ (Carr et al., 2017), as a protest to fixed identities (Henderson, 2001), as a verb for questioning so-called norms and categories (Lovaas, 2003), to understand the self (Britzman, 1997) and numerous others. It has been argued that the power of the term queer stems from its complexity and inability to be defined absolutely (Halperin, 2003). Queer research is found throughout activism and academia as are the academics and practitioners continuing queer labor. The inaugural issue of Deliberately Queer is seeking research from graduate students whose labor advances the expansive collection of queer theory.

As you are preparing your manuscript, consider the following guiding questions: What does queer theory look like in your field? In what ways is queer theory still necessary? How might queer theory (re)shape your discipline? What does queer theory look like in practice? How do we connect queer theory to practice with an attention to materiality and lived experience? What does it mean or look like to queer in your discipline? What does queerness look like in the everyday? How can we answer the call to queer deliberately?

The editor welcomes submissions from a variety of qualitative or quantitative methodologies and mixed-methodological approaches, including critical/cultural analysis, web-based and new media research, autoethnography, poetic and arts-based inquiry, performance scripts, as well as other methods. Authors should identify in their cover letter whether their submissions address the special call. All submissions, including those for the special call, should follow regular submission guidelines. All authors must be graduate students at the time of submission.

Head to our (external) call for submissions page to submit your manuscript.

For additional information or questions about our call for submissions, contact the editors at



Britzman, D. (1997). What is this thing called love?: New discourses for understanding gay and lesbian youth. In S. de Castell & M. Bryson (Eds.), Radical in(ter)ventions: Identity, politics, and difference/s on educational praxis (pp. 183-207). State University of New York Press.

Callis, A. (2009). Playing with Butler and Foucault: Bisexuality and queer theory. Journal of Bisexuality, 9(3-4), 213-233, doi:10.1080/15299710903316513

Carr, B.B., Hagai, E.B., & Zurbriggen, E.L. (2017). Queering Bem: Theoretical intersections between Sandra Bem’s scholarship and queer theory. Sex Roles, 76, 655-688. doi:10.1007/s11199-015-0546-1

Lovaas, K. (2003). Speaking to silence: Toward queering nonverbal communication. Journal of Homosexuality, 45(2-4), 87-107. doi:10.1300/J082v45n02_04

Halperin, D.M. (2003). The normalization of queer theory. Journal of Homosexuality, 45(2-4), 339-343. doi:10.1300/J082v45n02_17


Please review the Aims and Scopes of our journal to help guide your manuscript or review creation process.

Thank you, again, for your interest in publishing with us.

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