Call For Submissions

Constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space is accepting submissions for the inaugural issue, which is live here.

Constellations is an online double-blind peer review publishing space focused on cultural rhetorics scholarship, teaching, and practice. Cultural rhetorics is anchored in the belief that all cultures are rhetorical and all rhetorics are cultural, and this belief forms a set of constellating methodologies, theories, and practices which draw attention to the intricate ways meaning emerges in human practices.

Because scholarship in this field often doesn’t fit within the boundaries of many traditional scholarly journals, presses, and online forums, we’ll be building constellations as a space for a variety of kinds of publications:  traditional articles of 4000-6000 words or the equivalent multimedia pieces, short monographs of under 90,000 words or the equivalent multimedia pieces, “new ideas” pieces of any length in any media, teaching conversation pieces, digital installations, films, webtexts, multimodal pieces, and forms we haven’t imagined yet.

Thus, the constellations editorial board invites submissions from scholars, teachers, artists, activists, and community members whose work is accessible in all media forms suitable for web-based publication and distribution. While the content of the work accepted will be focused on cultural rhetorics theories, methodologies and methods, histories, pedagogies, cultures, power, knowledge, and meaning-making practices, both historical and contemporary, constellations especially encourages non-traditional pieces, particularly those that push boundaries of style, form, content, and media in their composition and presentation.

We are especially looking for submissions that are anchored in Rhetoric & Composition but are also substantially engaged in scholarship from other related fields and interdisciplines—African American Studies, American Indian & Indigenous Studies, Asian & Pacific American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Postcolonial & Decolonial Studies, Queer, Gender & Women’s Studies, Performance & Embodiment Studies, Working-class Studies, and more.

Email inquiries and submissions to

Malea Powell, Michigan State University

Managing Editors
Alex Hidalgo, Michigan State University
Cindy Tekobbe, University of Alabama
Phil Bratta, Michigan State University

Editorial Assistant
Hannah Brady Espinoza, Michigan State University

Pedagogy Blog Editors
Margaret Price, The Ohio State University
Chad Iwertz, The Ohio State University

Editorial Board
Daisy Levy, Southern Vermont College
Terese Guinsatao Monberg, Michigan State University
Gwendolyn Pough, Syracuse University
Margaret Price, The Ohio State University
Jackie Rhodes, Michigan State University
Raúl Sánchez, University of Florida

Review Board
Sara Alvarez, University of Louisville
Steven Alvarez, University of Kentucky
Will Banks, East Carolina University
Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI
Tamika Carey, University at Albany, SUNY
Christina Cedillo, University of Houston Clear Lake
Matt Cox, East Carolina University
Jay Dolmage, University of Waterloo
Tim Dougherty, West Chester University of PA
Qwo-Li Driskill, Oregon State University
Melissa Elston, Northwest Missouri State University
Candace Epps-Robertson, Old Dominion University
TJ Geiger, Baylor University
Matt Gomes, Michigan State University
Angela Haas, Illinois State University
Steven Hammer, Saint Joseph’s University
Ames Hawkins, Columbia College Chicago
Beth Keller, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
Lisa King, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kimberli Lee, Northeastern State University
Katie Manthey, Salem College
Aja Martinez, Syracuse University
Cruz Media, Santa Clara University
Staci Perryman-Clark, Western Michigan University
Stacey Pigg, North Carolina State University
Dora Ramirez, Boise State University
Ana Milena Ribero, Oregon State University
Jim Ridolfo, University of Kentucky
Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, Bowling Green State University
Suzy Rumsey, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
Trixie Smith, Michigan State University
Don Unger, St. Edward’s University