WomenArts Quarterly Journal

University of Missouri–St. Louis
153 JC Penney Building
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121

 

wia@umsl.edu | phone: (314) 516-4990 | fax: (314) 516-4966

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Submission Guidelines

 

All written submissions to WAQ must be:

  • 12-point font

  • Times New Roman

  • Microsoft Word document

Images files should be sent as JPEG, TIFF, or Adobe PDF formats and 300 DPI resolution. Black and white images are also sufficient. 

 

 

Fiction, Personal Essay, and Poetry Guidelines

  • Fiction submission (up to 30 pages)

  • Poetry submission (up to 6 poems )

  • Personal essay submission (up to 20 pages)

  • Year-round reading period

  • We do not accept previously published work. This includes self-publication and work that appears online.

  • Submissions should include the author's contact information on every page, be clearly titled, and be paginated if longer than one page.

  • Please double-space fiction and essay manuscripts. Do not double-space poetry submissions.

  • Your cover letter should include your name, address, phone number, and email. Indicate which genre your submission belongs and the title(s) of your work. Author biographies are not necessary, but welcomed.

  • We allow simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately by email if accepted elsewhere.

  • Please allow 3-6 months for a response. If you have not received a response from us after 6 months, you may inquire by email about the status of your submission.

  • We assume no responsibility for delayed, lost, or damaged manuscripts.

  • For payment upon publication, the author will receive two copies of the issue in which her work appears.

  • WAQ acquires First North American Serial Rights to the writing we publish. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author.

 

 

Visual Art Guidelines

  • Visual Art (10 to 15 images)

  • Year-round reviewing period

  • Submissions should include the artist's contact information and be clearly titled.

  • Your cover letter should include your name, address, phone number, email, and artist statement. Indicate the medium(s) and the title(s) of your work. Artists biographies are not necessary, but welcomed.

  • We allow simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately by email if accepted elsewhere.

  • For payment upon publication, the author will receive two copies of the issue in which her work appears.

  • Please allow 3-6 months for a response. If you have not received a response from us after 6 months, you may inquire by email about the status of your submission.

 

Music Reviews

The editors invite reviews of books, articles, biographies, catalogues, and profiles.

  • WAQ welcomes articles in all areas of musical scholarship, including history, criticism, analysis, performance practice, profiles, and archival research: up to 10 pages

  • CD Reviews (up to 5 pages)

  • DVD Reviews (up to 5 pages)

  • Year-round reading period

  • We do not accept previously published work. This includes self-publication and work that appears online.

 

CD/DVD Reviews

  • WAQ reviews mainly classical music, jazz, and folk music.

  • Each submission should include a one to two paragraph abstract and contact information including postal address, phone number, and e-mail address. Send CD or DVD with a cover letter addressed to the Senior Editor to:

 

WomenArts Quarterly Journal
University of Missouri-St. Louis 
153 JC Penney Building
One University Boulevard 
St. Louis, MO 63121

  • Cassette tapes, MIDI, and/or other media will not be considered.

  • The CD/DVD must be of professional quality and commercially available.

  • Include information about the release on one page.

  • Do not send your only copy. It will not be returned to you. All music submitted becomes the property of WAQ.

  • We are under no obligation to review everything sent to us.

  • Response time for reviews is 3-6 months. To follow up on any item sent to us, email waq@umsl.edu or call the WAQ office (314) 516-4990.

  • Text documents (including tables, etc.) must be readable by Microsoft Word. If you use a program other than Microsoft Word, please send the document both in the file format of your program (.wpd or other format) and as an .rtf (rich text format) file.

  • For payment upon publication, the author will receive two copies of the issue in which her work appear

 

Please do not send files in Finale or other music notation programs for the initial submission.  If you are producing examples in Finale, note that it allows you to export images in a variety of formats, including JPEG and TIFF, and to use the Graphics Tool to select examples and export them. The resulting lower quality is suitable for the initial review process.