Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submission of essays related to women and gender spanning the late medieval through early modern periods. The editors encourage submissions that appeal to readers across disciplinary boundaries. Essays may cover literature, history, art history, history of science, music, politics, religion, theater, cultural studies, and any global region. EMWJ does not publish articles that focus solely on representations of women by canonical male authors.

All submissions should be submitted through Scholastica.

Please include a 150-word abstract of your article. All essay manuscripts must be double-spaced (including documentation), and should not exceed 10,000 words including notes. Documentation should appear as footnotes without bibliography upon first submission, and MUST follow Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, chapter 14 "Notes and Bibliography." Please read the brief guide to the appropriate notation style for EMWJ manuscript submissions. Since the review process is blind, please make sure that your name does not appear anywhere in the text of your article. Should you need to cite your own work, please refer to yourself in the third person. All manuscripts are subject to editorial modification.

Editorial inquiries should be directed to


Book and multi-media reviews

Review guidelines

Those with books and multimedia for review should contact the Book Review Editor at for the submission process and address where the book should be mailed. Please include "Book Review" in the subject line.