The “Hoochie Reader” is a platform for undergraduate students around the world to submit a variety of work for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Work of any sort, creative or critical, which

Click here to download Reader Issue #1 as a PDF. Contents:

  • It Was Always Already Gender: The Cultural Construction of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Travesti and Hijra Communities // by Alice Berry, Bryn Mawr College
  • Red Pill Masculinity: A Netnography of Extremism // by Eric Betancourt II, Boston University
  • Poem: this is my biology… choke on it.” // by Giselle Boustani-Fontenele, Boston University
  • Feeling Powerless: Gender Horror in Porpentine’s “Eczema Angel Orifice” // by Cecilia Franck, University of Maryland
  • Female Body Modification: A Feminist Practice? // by Kathryn Franke, Santa Clara University
  • Sexual Assault and the Catholic University: Administrative Action, Student Sentiment, and Policy Prescriptions // by Pete Freeman, University of Notre Dame
  • Enfreakment Photography: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Disability in Millie and Christine McKoy // by Sarah Hethershaw, Southwestern University
  • Fiction: “Dut-Dut Dutdutdutdut” // by Cassandra Jones, Boston University
  • Eva: Feminist Sex Toy Technology and the Pleasure Gap // by Sophie Pearlman, Tufts University
  • The Backlash Online: A Case Study of Gendered Cyber Harassment // by Ruby Schwartz, University of Melbourne
  • Why Fat Jewish Lesbians Aren’t Funny // by Ellie Simon, Middlebury College
  • Poem: “hoochie mama” // by Marquisha Spencer, Claremont Graduate University
  • #Feminism: The Internet’s Facilitation of the Fourth Wave // by Nicole Veneto, Simmons College
  • Poem: “Ragdolls” // by Kathryn Wood, University of Virginia
  • Kahlo: Four Collages // by Cosette Zacarias, University of Maryland
  • Identity, or Identity Umbrella? Reconsidering “T” in Chinese Lesbian/Queer Relationships // by Koko Zhang, Bryn Mawr College

Second issue open for submissions!hoochie-reader-2017-cover

Work allowed for submission includes academic papers, creative writing, and artwork. The Reader will be published in a print issue as well as online.

Submitting work to Hoochie provides value-added editing and feedback to authors. Most exciting, is to have your work, whether an academic essay, piece of creative writing, or artwork, featured in both a print and digital issue from a major university.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Submissions are due January 16th, 2018.

Please submit work and direct questions to

Submission Guidelines

All submitted work must pertain to women’s studies, feminism, or gender. All submitted work must have an abstract (for papers) or summary of work (for other submissions). Written work must be submitted as a word file, while visual submissions must be submitted either as a .pdf or .tif file. (see additional requirements below)

Additional submission guidelines for academic papers:

  • Submissions must be from current undergraduates or those who have recently graduated (this may include current graduate students).
  • Papers should be no longer than 6,000 words, not including abstract, bibliography, addendices, etc. (if you would like to submit a longer piece, please contact the editor at for more details).
  • All works referenced must be cited completely and in a consistent format, whichever citation style is used.
  • Submissions must include an abstract of the paper.
  • Please submit submissions electronically via email.

Additional submission guidelines for pieces of art and poetry:

  • Submissions must be from current undergraduates or those who have recently graduated (this may include current graduate students).