How to contribute

How to Contribute to the Journal:

1) Submit or pitch an article to Over*Flow

Flow formally invites contributions to our new space for responses to breaking TV and media news: Over*Flow. This new feature allows time-sensitive, one-off pieces to be published on our homepage alongside our monthly columns. For more information, check out the CFP. 

2) Become a columnist

To be a regular columnist, we ask contributors to commit to writing three short, topical articles over an eight-month period, producing a new piece roughly every other month. Columns should be 1000-1300 words and are expected to fall somewhere in between academic and journalistic discourses. They are primarily intended as “think pieces” that will spur discussion among scholars on message boards provided for each piece. Columns should therefore aim to pose provocative questions for future research and debate, rather than provide definitive answers. We encourage the inclusion of visual aids such as images, frame grabs, or video clips.

If you are interested in being a Flow columnist for Volume 27 (starting fall 2020), please contact the Co-Managing Editors, Maggie Steinhauer and Nathan Rossi, for more information. Flow also publishes short essays and one-off columns on topical subjects related to television and other media. Please see above for more information about submitting a single column.

3) Respond to CFPs for special issues

Please see our Current Calls section for more information.

4) Read, Tweet, and comment

Because Flow‘s mission is to foster an ongoing conversation about television and media culture, the most important (and easy!) way for our readers to contribute to the journal is by engaging our columnists and the broader public in the comments section of each piece or via Twitter using the current volume’s hashtag: #FlowJournal27.