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“Queerness is that thing that lets us feel that this world is not enough.”                                                                                           José Esteban Muñoz

Style & Submission

guidelines

Academic Essays & Longform Non-Fiction Submissions

Book Reviews

Interviews

Visual Art & New Media Submissions

Poetry & Fiction Submissions

Requirements (All)

Copyediting

Copyright Notice

Privacy Statement

Academic Essays & Longform Non-Fiction Submissions

 

Please send submissions electronically to undonesubmissions@gmail.com as MS Word email attachments.  Please include a subject line that reads: 2018 Essay Submission.Our editorial board employs anonymous peer review in its selection process; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself. Abstracts (150-250 words) due by Friday, May4th, 2018.Full papers of selected academic essays due by June 15th, 2018.  

Submissions may be 1,500 words to 7,500 words in length, set in 12pt, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with 1” margins, and adhere to 2016 MLA style. All submissions must be the author’s original thought and must include a complete works cited page also in current MLA format. If figures, illustrations, and/or video clips accompany the submission, please present them in separate files. The author has sole responsibility for any copyright permissions and fees. Please also include a short abstract and third-person author bio, no more than 150 words each.

QUOTATIONS

Prose: Quotations of 22 or fewer words should be run in to the text and set off in double quotation marks. Quoted matter within a run-in quotation should be set off in single quotation marks. Quotations of more than 22 words should be set in extract form (italicized, without quotation marks, indented from both margins, with a line space both above and below). Quoted matter within an extract should be set off in double quotation marks. It is permissible to change the capitalization of the first word of a quotation if syntax demands it. Similarly, the end of a line of text introducing the quotation should be punctuated according to syntax. Do not use ellipses before or after a quotation if the quotation is functionally a sentence or if it forms a sentence in conjunction with the text before or after it. Ellipses must be used, however, to indicate an omission within a quotation. The first paragraph of an extract should not be indented. In an extract of more than one paragraph, succeeding paragraphs should be indented three spaces; there should be no line space between paragraphs. *NOTE: The above guidelines apply to previously published material only. Quotations from an unpublished interview should be set as run-in quotations, regardless of length.

Poetry: Quotations of up to three lines of poetry should be run in to the text. Use a solidus (/) to signify the end of a line in the poem. Use double solidi (//) to signify that one or more lines of the poem have been omitted. Solidi should not be preceded or followed by spaces. Quotations of more than three lines of poetry should be set in extract form (italicized, indented from both margins, with a line space both above and below, and a line space separating each verse). If one or more lines of a poem are omitted within the extract, three ellipsis points should be set on a new line, centered between the margins of the poem, to signify the omission. Use, as closely as possible, the same spacing and indentation used by the poet. If the entire line of a poem does not fit on one line of an extract, the line carried over should contain at least two words and be indented two spaces from the left margin of the poem. In both run-in quotations and extracts, be sure to honor the capitalization and punctuation used by the poet, including the punctuation mark at the end of the line. Use three ellipsis points to indicate the omission of words at the beginning, within, or at the end of a line of poetry. If the text introducing a poetic extract does not include its title, the poem should be cited in roman text two lines below the extract, indented four spaces from the left margin, as follows: (from “[title of poem]”)

Submission Checklist

1. Your submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal editorial board for publication consideration.
2. Submission file is in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF or WordPerfect file format.
3. References are appropriately cited.
4. Ensure that author name is not in manuscript.

Book Reviews

Please send submissions electronically to undonesubmissions@gmail.com as MS Word email attachments.   Please include a subject line that reads: 2018 Book Review Submission. Book Review proposals  are due by Friday, May4th, 2018.Full reviews of selected book reviews are due by June 15th, 2018.  

We are seeking book reviews of scholarly texts that have been published within the past two years (2016 to present). In the body of your email, please include a short rationale for your proposed book review (no more than 200 words). Reviews should be no more than 1,000 words and should conform to the MLA guidelines listed above.  If a book has very little to recommend it, please do not review it for Undone. Reviews can be critical, but a book’s strengths must be covered as well.

QUOTED MATERIAL: It is extremely important to include a photocopy of all materials quoted in a review or to indicate in square brackets at the end of the sentence the page number of the book under review from which a quote is taken.

If you are quoting from a book other than the one you are reviewing, indicate the title of the book, the author, and the year of publication as well as a photocopy of the page with the quoted passage in brackets.

If you are quoting from a journal or magazine, please indicate the title of the periodical, the title of the article, the author of that piece, and the volume and issue date, as well as a photocopy of the quote.

FORMAT FOR BOOK REVIEWS: At the top of the first page, include the following information:

1.     Title of book
2.    Subtitle (if any)
3.    Author / Editor / Translator / Illustrator / Photographer — names in ALL CAPS (i.e., Illustrated by FIRSTNAME LASTNAME)
4.    Publisher 
5.     The year the book was published
6.     The number of pages in the book

Interviews

Please send submissions electronically to undonesubmissions@gmail.com as MS Word email attachments.    Please include a subject line that reads: 2018 Interview Submission. Interview rationales are due by Friday, May4th, 2018. Full interviews are due by June 15th, 2018.

We are seeking interviews with activists, artists, practitioners, and scholars. We are especially interested in featuring discussions with independent scholars, writers, and community based artists.In the body of your email, please include a short rationale for your proposed interview (no more than 200 words). 

When submitting an interview, please make sure that the individual being interviewed has signed off on the piece you are submitting. If possible, please also include their contact information.  

Visual Art & New Media Submissions

Please send submissions electronically to undonesubmissions@gmail.com  Please include a subject line that reads: 2018 Visual Art/Media Submission. Our editorial board employs anonymous peer review in its selection process; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself. Submissions are due by June 15th, 2018.  

 

We are seeking visual, audio, and/or new media submissions. Please send visual art and media submissions as emailed attachments in .jpg or .tif formats, at 300 dpi. Large files and audio files should be submitted as zip files. In the body of your email, please include the title of your submission(s), the estimated dimensions,  a short description of the project (no more than 200 words), and a brief biographical statement (no more than 100 words).

File Size Limits

  • Images: 25MB

  • Audio: 50MB-360MB/MP3 

  • Video: 15GB per video file

  • Music file formats: WAV, FLAC, M4A (Apple Lossless) & MP3

  • Video file formats: Quicktime, AVI, MP4  

Poetry & Fiction Submissions

Please send submissions electronically to undonesubmissions@gmail.comas PDF email attachments. Please include a subject line that reads: 2018 Poetry/Fiction Submission. Our editorial board employs anonymous peer review in its selection process; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself. Submissions are due by June 15th, 2018.  

  • Fiction: submissions may be up to 6,500 words in length; we welcome excerpts of longer pieces, provided they are self-contained. 

  • Up to three (3) flash fiction pieces are accepted per submission.

  • Up to five (5) poems are accepted per submission, not to exceed 11 pages. Please query for poems that exceed this page limit.

Requirements (All)

Authors and artists must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study at an accredited university or have a graduate degree from an accredited university. Submissions must be previously unpublished, but the author retains future publishing rights with the understanding that prior publication in Undone will be acknowledged.

Copyediting

If your manuscript is accepted for publication, it will be copyedited by members of our editorial board. The copyediting will be forwarded to you for your review with instructions from your editor.

Copyright Notice

 

  • The Author shall grant to the Publisher and its agents the nonexclusive perpetual right and license to publish, archive, and make accessible the Work in whole or in part in all forms of media now or hereafter known under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License or its equivalent, which, for the avoidance of doubt, allows others to copy, distribute, and transmit the Work under the following conditions: 

    1. Attribution—other users must attribute the Work in the manner specified by the author as indicated on the journal Web site; with the understanding that the above condition can be waived with permission from the Author and that where the Work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.

  • The Author is able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the nonexclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the Work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), as long as there is provided in the document an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post online a pre-publication manuscript (but not the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version of the Work) in institutional repositories or on their Websites prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. Any such posting made before acceptance and publication of the Work shall be updated upon publication to include a reference to the Publisher-assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and a link to the online abstract for the final published Work in the Journal.

  • Upon Publisher’s request, the Author agrees to furnish promptly to Publisher, at the Author’s own expense, written evidence of the permissions, licenses, and consents for use of third-party material included within the Work, except as determined by Publisher to be covered by the principles of Fair Use.

  • The Author represents and warrants that:

    1. the Work is the Author’s original work;

    2. the Author has not transferred, and will not transfer, exclusive rights in the Work to any third party;

    3. the Work is not pending review or under consideration by another publisher;

    4. the Work has not previously been published;

    5. the Work contains no misrepresentation or infringement of the Work or property of other authors or third parties; and

    6. the Work contains no libel, invasion of privacy, or other unlawful matter.

  • The Author agrees to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from Author’s breach of the representations and warranties contained in Paragraph 7 above, as well as any claim or proceeding relating to Publisher’s use and publication of any content contained in the Work, including third-party content.

Privacy Statement

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