The Postcolonialist welcomes contributions in fields including but not limited to language and literature, visual and performing arts, film, political science, media, anthropology and sociology. While most contributions are in English, submissions are welcome in French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
We accept a broad range of submissions that fall into four categories. Submissions for all types of articles are accepted on an ongoing basis:
- Academic Journal: Traditional, peer-reviewed academic journal that operates as a free, open access forum for academic research. Topics are highlighted on the Submission page of The Postcolonialist website 3-4 months before the release of the journal. The journal will be released 2-4 times per year. Article length is open, but generally between 5,000-7,000 words.
- Magazine: Online forum for articles that engage in nuanced discussion of postcolonial arts, civil discourse, culture, and global perspectives. Articles are not peer-reviewed and generally have a journalistic bent, though they may have an academic component if desired. Interviews are also accepted. Turnaround time is within two weeks and may be as quick as several days.
- Creative: Creative submissions are open-ended, though an initial proposal must be submitted via email. Previous entries include artwork, poetry, photography, fiction, essays and videos.
- Academic Dispatches: Academically peer-reviewed, these short articles (conference paper length or less) aim to address current events by presenting innovative entrées to a problem in short, concise peer-reviewed pieces. Turnaround time from submission to publication is less than a traditional academic journal. Academic Dispatches are intended to allow for active dialogue among academics about current events, as well as engaging broader audiences in currents within academe.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to: Arts and society (includes literature and film); Gender and political participation; Education; Immigration and Diaspora; Civil society and the international stage; Media and the global South; Citizenship and identity; Language, multi-lingualism, and language hierarchies.
Please send all inquiries and submissions to: