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The Central Dissent: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality is an interdisciplinary academic journal produced by New Plains Student Publishing and sponsored by the UCO's Women’s Research Center and 2SBGLTQ+ Student Center. Being the first and only academic journal focused on gender and sexuality in Oklahoma, our mission is to gather and disseminate quality research, poetry, and academic reviews that explore gender theory, gender identity, as well as how race, class, and ethnicity shape society’s expectations of the individual both currently and historically.

Central Dissent is currently accepting submissions for our 2024 issue. We are interested in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) that is thoughtful and compelling regarding issues related to gender and/or sexuality, but otherwise, we do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter. Submissions are being accepted up to March 17, 2024. Allow for 6-8 weeks for a response. 

We do accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published work. Your submission gives us permission to publish your work online. 

For prose, please limit submissions to 5500 words. Please submit in .doc or .docx file format, double-spaced.

Please do not include any contact or biographical information within the document. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.