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Meridians is a peer-reviewed, feminist interdisciplinary journal whose goal is to provide a forum for the finest scholarship and creative work by and about women of color in U.S. and international contexts. The journal is a venture of Smith College and is published twice a year by Indiana University Press.

Recognizing that feminism, race, transnationalism and women of color are contested terms, Meridians engages the complexity of these debates in a dialogue across ethnic and national boundaries, as well as across traditional disciplinary boundaries in the academy. The goal of Meridians is to make scholarship by and about women of color central to contemporary definitions of feminisms in the explorations of women's economic conditions, cultures, and sexualities, as well as the forms and meanings of resistance and activist strategies.

Meridians seeks to publish work that is grounded in the particularities of history, economics, geography, class, and culture; that informs the contradictions and politics of women's lives; illuminates the forms and meanings of resistance, migration and exile and artistic expressions; that provokes the critical interrogation of the terms used to shape activist agendas, theoretical paradigms, and political coalitions; and that is substantive and readable, as well as relevant and useful to researchers, educators, students, and practitioners.

Guidelines for Contributors
Meridians accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Submissions are reviewed anonymously by members of the editorial board and by readers with competence in the appropriate fields. The review process usually takes four to six months.

The editor of Meridians invites submissions of essays, interviews, poetry, fiction, theater, artwork, and photo-essays, as well as political manifestoes, position papers, and archival documents of continuing interest.

Please submit your mansucript through our online manuscript submission page at:  http://www.editorialmanager.com/meridians

Please do not submit manuscripts or materials that are under review elsewhere or that have been previously published. Meridians does not accept unsolicited book, film, or video reviews.

Preparation of Visual Submissions
Please submit visual material and black and white prints rather than slides. Artwork can be sent to the editorial office at:
104-105 Wright Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Preparation of Creative Manuscripts

Manuscripts of 3-5 poems should be typed double-spaced. Prose or fiction manuscripts should be typed double-spaced and be no longer than 25 pages, or 7,500 words. Excerpts from works of fiction or will be considered if self-contained.

Preparation of Essays
All submissions should be typed, double-spaced, unstapled, and accompanied by a title page. The title page should contain the author's name, postal address, phone number, and e-mail address. In order to facilitate the anonymous peer-reviewing process the author's name should not appear on the manuscript, and all references in the text and footnotes that might identify the author should be removed and cited on a separate page. Essays should be no longer than 35 pages or 9000 words. An abstract must accompany the manuscript--manuscripts without abstracts can not be considered until the abstract is received.

Scholarly articles should follow the author-date system as outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, 2010. In this system, citations to works are included in chronological order in the text. The author's last name and the year of publication are enclosed in parentheses (Davis 1977) and correspond to the alphabetical list of Works Cited at the end of the essay (multiple works by the same author in Works Cited should be listed chronologically). Page numbers follow the date, preceded by a comma (Garcia 1997, 57). When there is more than one author, the following formats should be followed: two authors (Chang and Williams 1985); three authors (Fulcher, Hernandez, and Spikes 1974); and more than three (Rashid et al. 1993). If the author is not known, the text reference should substitute the title of the article or book for the author (the title may be shortened as necessary).

Examples of References
Anzald˙a, Gloria and Cherrie Moraga, eds. 1981. This Bridge Called My Back. Watertown, MA: Persephone Press.

Black Women Organized for Action. n.d. Statement of Purpose and Activities. San Francisco: Black Women Organized for Action.

Burnham, Linda. 1998. Personal interview. February 12.

Freeman, Jo. 1973. "The Origins of the Women's Liberation Movement." American Journal of Sociology 78, no. 4: 792-811.

Grewal, Shabnum, Jackie Kay, Lilianne Landor, Gail Lewis, and Praktibhan Parmar, eds. 1988. Charting the Journey: Writings by Black and Third World Women. London: Sheba Feminist Publishers.

Lorde, Audre. 1984. "Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference." In Sister Outsider, edited by Audre Lorde. Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press.

Mani Anna. 1993. Conversations with the author. Bangalore, India. July.

Menchu, Rigoberta. 1984. I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. London and New York: Verso.

Mohanty, Chandra Talpade. 1988. "Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses." Feminist Review 30 (Autumn): 61-89.

Roth, Benita. 1999. "On Their Own and for Their Own: African American, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in the 1960 and 1970s." PhD diss., Department of Sociology, University of California-Los Angeles.

Wieringa, Saskia. 1995. Subversive Women: Women's Movements in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. London and New Jersey: Zed Books.

Please refer to Chapters 14 and 15 in the Chicago Manual of Style for further examples.