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Submission Guidelines

Please send full-length submissions to refractjournal@ucsc.edu with subject heading “Refract Journal Submission.”

  • Papers should range from 6,000-10,000 words in length.
  • Written submissions should follow Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition guidelines for Humanities.
  • Submissions will be evaluated on relevance to themes, depth of research, completeness of work, and in accordance with Refract’s  engagement with Visual Studies.
  • We reserve the right to edit submissions selected for publication. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Reviews

Refract seeks reviews that grapple with the topics and questions raised above.

  • Reviews on books, exhibitions, and films should not exceed 1,000 words in length.
  • Written submissions should follow Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition guidelines for Humanities.

 Alternative Media

 Refract encourages submissions in alternative media that address the themes described above.

  • Alternative media includes but is not limited to painting, photography, drawing, film, collaborative reviews, and digital projects.
  • Submissions should be accompanied by an artist statement no longer than 2 pages.
  • We encourage contributors to contact Refract before the submission deadline for customized instructions.
 

Inquiries should be sent to refractjournal@ucsc.edu