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Men Matters Online Journal (MMOJ) is interested in creative writing, literary and scholarly work that focus on issues related to men. It provides a space where male concerns and issues are explored, examined and discussed. We welcome creative explorations of—and critical inquiries into—gender, masculinity, sexuality, and identity from any historical, geographical, cultural, political, religious, and institutional context.

This is an open call for submissions; contributors are invited to submit any work that falls within MMOJ’s scope of interest. We welcome contributions from authors of all gender identities.

Submission period:

July 1st to October 31st 2023

Publication date: Last week of December 2023

Further submission guidelines can be found below.



Up to 5 poems. There is no minimum or maximum word limit but poems that run up to a maximum of 40 lines are preferred.

Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction: 

A single work, maximum of 10,000 words.


A complete or a stand-alone extract of a play. A single work, maximum of 9,000 words.

Scholarly and Literary Essays: 

Author Guidelines for Scholarly and Literary Essays

When preparing your citations and formatting your reference entries, please adhere to the conventions established by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020). For more information about APA-7, please refer to

Critical essays should not exceed 6,000 words (excluding footnotes and references). Please submit your manuscript as a Word Document. The text of your work should be in Garamond, 12 point size. Manuscripts should have 1.5 spacing on A4-sized paper with margins of 1.25” (right and left) and 1” (top and bottom). 

Please use British spelling, except in cited texts or quotations. 

The title page of your essay should include the following information:

  1.   The title of your essay (in bold)
  2.   A brief abstract (150 – 200 words)
  3.   Four to five keywords

Do use the Document Inspector to find and remove hidden data and personal information in your manuscript. Please include the following information in a separate Word Document:

  1.   Author name, institutional affiliation and email address
  2.   A brief biography in third person (maximum 100 words)


Do let us know which publication or film you wish to review and proceed if the Editors show interest in it. This does not guarantee publication. Maximum word limit is 1,000 words.

Please follow APA-7 conventions for any quotations or citations: 


Do let us know about your planned interview and proceed if the Editors show interest in it. This does not guarantee publication. Maximum word limit is 3,000 words.

Language: English, original and translated works.

All submissions are subjected to a double-blind refereeing process by our reviewers.

How to submit your work:

Submit your work through email: In the email cover letter please indicate that this is an original and unpublished work that is being submitted.

Attach your individual submissions in separate attachments. Make sure there are no personal details in the files containing the submissions.

In a separate file provide a brief biography in third person (maximum 100 words)

File format: Word Document. The text of your work should be in Garamond (12 point size), with 1.5 spacing.  

Simultaneous submissions are welcome. It is your responsibility to inform us in time when the work submitted here is accepted somewhere else.

Submission periods:

January 1st to April 30th for the June issue 

July 1st to October 31st for the December issue 

Our response period might be between two weeks to three months from the date we receive your work.

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