FQ welcomes both established scholars and fresh voices that bring new perspectives to bear on discourses of visual representation rooted in issues of diversity, race, lived experience, gender, sexuality, and transnationalism. Its mission is to bring timely critical and intersectional approaches to criticism and analyses of visual culture. Please be sure to read recent issues before submitting anything so that you understand current interests as well as house style.

Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to read our submission guidelines (pdf) before submitting a proposal or work for our consideration via FQ’s online submission page.


FQ accepts pitches for book reviews, provided that 1) the book you wish to review is published by an established academic press; 2) the book has been published within the last nine months; 3) there is an affinity between your area of expertise and the book’s subject matter; and 4) you have no personal connection to the book’s author.  We do not accept pitches from authors wishing to find reviewers for their work.  Queries should be directed to our books editor, Carla Marcantonio, at


The QUORUM section of FQ‘s revamped website is intended to generate discussion and debate on television, films, installations, games, Virtual Reality, projects, people, movements, and emerging issues or ideas in contemporary screen cultures.

At a time of considerable political urgency and societal stress, readers, authors, filmmakers, students, professors, and audiences are looking towards both new works and classic texts for clues on how to resist and persevere in repressive times. QUORUM is a space of short-form writing (of 1,000 words or less) that guides readers and audiences in this search. It has been designed for alerts and recommendations, to raise issues, provoke debate, share insights, and respond to developing moments in film and media culture.


For FQ, the preference is for short-form, web-friendly writing in the style of literary journalism, but with a more analytic edge.

Note that the style of the QUORUM section, due to its online-native status, differs from usual FQ scholarly writing. The point of QUORUM is to get pieces out there to circulate in social media, on listservs, through forwarding of links to contacts, and potentially for insertion into syllabi. It offers a way for a quarterly to be more flexible and adept in responding to the moments between issues in a vernacular appropriate to such interventions.

Please review the QUORUM Style Guide thoroughly, and format your submission accordingly.

All QUORUM pieces should be submitted via FQ’s online submission page.  Please include “QUORUM” in the heading of your submission. These pieces will be read promptly and posted on a rolling basis.

Authors will be notified of their article’s acceptance by FQ’s editorial team via e-mail, and receive a modest payment of $50USD once the post is published.