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About the Journal

Contemporary Women’s Writing critically assesses writing by women authors who have published approximately from 1970 to the present, especially in essays that reach beyond a reading of a single text in order to challenge existing thinking or extend debates about an author, genre, topic, or theoretical perspective and relate literary analysis to wider cultural and intellectual contexts.The journal aims to reflect retrospectively on developments throughout the period, to survey the variety of contemporary work, and to anticipate the new and provocative in women’s writing. It welcomes theoretical, cultural, historical, geographical, formalist, and political approaches to contemporary women’s writing. It takes an interest in the production and reception of contemporary women’s writing, in terms of the practices of individual authors, the creation of cultural and literary fields, and the construction of readerships. Publishing original work in English, Contemporary Women’s Writing is open to essays on literature in English and other languages and to interviews with prominent women writers of any nationality. It welcomes submissions relating to all literary forms and from a wide variety of theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives. The journal editors invite proposals for special issues, to be coordinated by guest associate editors.

Contemporary Women’s Writing will move to online-only publication beginning January 2019; the November 2018 edition will be the last printed issue.

The move to online-only will provide market-leading functionality to all users, which cannot be offered in the print environment. Readers are guaranteed access to the most current versions of all articles at all times, and immediate access to the most recently published Contemporary Women’s Writing content via the Advance Access feature. On the fully responsive Oxford Academic platform, user experience will be enhanced with access to digital components of content, usage information and citation data, reference linking, and other vital metrics.

This transition will also enable us to build a complete picture of reader engagement with Contemporary Women’s Writing articles and other digital elements, which will inform how we develop the journal in the future to benefit readers and authors. As we move Contemporary Women’s Writing fully online, we look forward to bringing you our latest research more quickly and in an enriched, environmentally friendly form.

Abstracting & Indexing Services

Contemporary Women’s Writing is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

ABES (Annotated bibliography for English Studies)
Feminist Periodicals
MLA International Bibliography
Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts
Arts and Humanities Citation Index®
Current Contents®/Arts & Humanities