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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Dance Major Journal

UC Irvine

Submission Guidelines

Undergraduate dance majors form the largest category of DMJ contributors, but the journal also features a section of graduate student essays (explaining what you discovered as a dance MFA or Ph.D. student is suggested), and encourages dance degree alumni and professionals to submit writing of interest to dance majors. The focus is on quality of writing and relevance of topic. A conversational tone, not specialist language, is preferred.


Please submit electronically in a Word document, 12-pt type in Times New Roman font, double spaced, without numbered pages, with any accompanying illustration in PDF format, with caption and photo credit information. Submissions may be from 500 to 2000 words (or thereabouts). Please include a 3-line biography of about 75 words.

Application process

Please address all submissions by email to Professor Jennifer Fisher at dmjinfo at You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt; then a decision as to inclusion at a later date.

Selection process

Submissions are reviewed by two or more individuals in the dance world. By submitting, you agree to any minor editing for clarity or correctness. Revision requests will occur at an individual level; edited essays will be sent to you for proofing. Original manuscripts accepted by DMJ may be reprinted subsequently in other publications if DMJ is properly credited.