Peitho is the peer-reviewed journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. Published twice yearly, Peitho seeks to encourage, advance, and publish original research in the history of rhetoric and composition.

We invite submissions on a wide range of topics related to feminist theories and gendered practices, including but not limited to:

  • archival scholarship
  • digital interventions
  • emerging pedagogies
  • feminist methodologies
  • global rhetorics
  • historical research
  • indigenous studies
  • institutional critiques
  • issues of embodiment
  • LGBTQ studies
  • minority rhetorics
  • rhetorical theory
  • Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts should not be previously published or under consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts should bear no identifying information (internal or external) about the author(s). Manuscripts that are deemed appropriate will be submitted for blind review by external readers.

Manuscripts will be sent to two external reviewers, who will be asked to complete reviews within four to six weeks of receiving them. Authors will then receive those reviews, along with a letter from the editors about the status of their manuscript. The average timeline from submission to response has been six to eight weeks.

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Traditional text manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents. Most manuscripts are between 7,000 and 10,000 words. Please include a running head that includes a shortened version of your title, but DOES NOT include your name. Follow current (7th edition) MLA format for citations. You will be asked to include an abstract and keywords. For archival materials, please use the following citation style:

Author last name, first name. Title or description of material. Date. MS or TS [manuscript or typescript]. Name of Collection. Box number, folder number. Name of repository, affiliated university, city.

We welcome multimedia submissions and digital scholarship. Please contact the editors if you have questions about sending these types of submissions.