A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 


GLQ announces editorial transition (PDF).

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Journal Current volume: 27 Frequency: Quarterly
Providing a much-needed forum for interdisciplinary discussion, GLQ publishes scholarship, criticism, and commentary in areas as diverse as law, science studies, religion, political science, and literary studies. Its aim is to offer queer perspectives on all issues touching on sex and sexuality.

In an effort to achieve the widest possible historical, geographic, and cultural scope, GLQ particularly seeks out new research into historical periods before the twentieth century, into non-Anglophone cultures, and into the experience of those who have been marginalized by race, ethnicity, age, social class, body morphology, or sexual practice. A notable feature is "The GLQ Archive," a special section featuring previously unpublished or unavailable primary materials that may serve as sources for future work in lesbian and gay studies.

GLQ has expanded to include Lesbian and Gay Studies Newsletter book reviews and calls for papers, and members of the GL/Q Caucus for the Modern Languages now receive a subscription to GLQ as part of their membership dues.

Read a recent interview with editor Marcia Ochoa about future research directions for GLQ.


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Editorial Office:
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Duke University Press
905 W. Main St., Suite 18B
Durham, NC 27707
831-502-7373 (fax)

Jennifer DeVere Brody, Stanford University
C. Riley Snorton, University of Chicago

Associate Editors:
Macarena Gómez-Barris
Chandan Reddy
Celine Parreñas Shimizu

Book Review Editors:
Kadji Amin, Humanities
Carlos Ulises Decena, Social Sciences

Books in Brief Editor:
Durba Mitra

Moving Image Review Editor:
Richard T. Rodríguez

Editorial Board:
Sara Ahmed
Chris Berry
Paisley Currah
Ding Naifei
David Eng
Brad Epps
John Nguyet Erni
Brett Farmer
Rod Ferguson
Katherine M. Franke
Carla Freccero
J. Jack Halberstam
Neville Hoad
Sharon Holland
Amber Hollibaugh
Don Kulick
Jackie Stacey
Valerie Traub
David Valentine

Managing Editor:
Liz Beasley

Founding Editors:
Carolyn Dinshaw
David M. Halperin

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Submit manuscripts online at Our response time is generally six to eight months. Do not submit previously published articles without the permission of the editors. Do not simultaneously offer your article to another publication. All lines should be double-spaced (including lines in the notes), with 1.5-inch left and right margins. Articles should be 8,000–10,000 words; articles exceeding 10,000 words will not be considered. To maintain anonymity in the review process, please make sure that names, affiliations, email and mailing addresses, and acknowledgments do not appear in the file. Citations to an author's own works should be made in a way that does not compromise anonymity. GLQ uses The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition, as its main reference. Articles use a reference list and in-text author-date citations for documentation. Follow Chicago, chapter 15, for the form of all citations. Send correspondence to When preparing an article for submission, please refer to the journal's style guide.

GLQ does not accept unsolicited book or film/video reviews. Reviews are edited in cooperation with the GL/Q Caucus for the Modern Languages, an affiliate organization of the MLA.

Humanities Book Review Editor: Kadji Amin, Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University, 201 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322; email:
Social Sciences Book Review Editor: Carlos Ulises Decena, Associate Professor and Chair, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Associate Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University, 54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Lucy Stone Hall B204, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854; email:
Books in Brief Editor: Durba Mitra, Assistant Professor, Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University, Boylston Hall G26, 5 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138; email:

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June 2021 (27:3) - Closes 03/12/2021
October 2021 (27:4) - Closes 06/21/2021

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ISSN: 1064-2684
e-ISSN: 1527-9375