Who are you?
intersections is an online, inter-genre publication that showcases work from University of Washington students and alumni and faculty of the Comparative History of Ideas Department.
Though intersections began as an academic journal in 1993, work on this current iteration began in 2015. At present, intersections is curated by a team of six undergraduate students. You can read their biographies on our “About” page.
When do you accept work?
We accept work on a rolling basis (meaning you can send it in at any time), but we set priority deadlines for best chance of publication on a quarterly basis. intersections publishes new work every academic quarter in Autumn, Winter, and Spring.
How do you select work?
intersections accepts and publishes all submissions we receive, within the bounds of a reasoned appropriateness. All work is reviewed by multiple readers on our curation team. Submissions that we feel charmingly exemplify our commitment to intersectionality or unconventionality are exhibited on our “Featured” page. On our “Excerpts” page, we share what we feel are the most intriguing parts of a select submission in a collage with other excerpts. Of course, feel free to read or view the full pieces as well! All other works can be found under “Submissions.” For our Spring 2015 publication, we also have a “Guest” category where you can see work from students at other Universities.
Are you peer reviewed?
No. Our intention is not to create a rigorous academic journal that follows disciplinary guidelines (though we do believe much of the work we receive is rigorous!), but rather to support conversation in which anyone can participate and share work that might not otherwise be deemed “relevant” in a specific discipline. Nor do we provide feedback to writers or make substantial edits. We accept the idea that no piece of writing is perfect, but that writers should have the ability to enter an academic conversation regardless of the register of their English, their grammar, or their adherence to conventions. We hope that our readers will share in our commitment to opening space for conversation and will engage with work by using our “Comments” feature.
Any other questions or comments?
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!