The Knots Editorial Collective is pleased to announce that they are accepting submissions for the fourth issue of Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies. The submission deadline is January 15, 2018.

A stack of issues of the journal Knots, featuring an illustration of a pomegranate cut open.

Issue no. 3 of Knots.

Knots is a peer-reviewed journal that highlights high-calibre work by undergraduate students and undergraduate alumni, work that moves beyond normative biomedical conceptions of disability and contributes to the development and growth of disability studies as a field. The editors are open to the widest array of topics that contribute to disability studies and to the continued examination and deconstruction of ableism. Submissions in the forms of essays, creative writing, book and film reviews, as well as art pieces are welcome. Submissions are not limited to students from the University of Toronto.

The theme for the fourth issue of Knots is refusal. Disability studies always necessarily performs refusal by adamantly rejecting ableist narratives that see disability as only and always a problem in need of a solution. At the same time, the editors recognize that disability studies itself has its own dominant discourses, and they are likewise interested in critical refusals of inclusion and the social model.

Submission Procedure & Information 

The submission process is electronic: all manuscript submissions can be made online to by no later than January 15, 2018. The author’s name and the title of the work should both appear in the subject line of the email; the full manuscript should be attached as a PDF file to the editors. Please check the full guide for details. Any questions regarding content, submission or accessibility requests should be directed to

The Editorial Collective looks forward to receiving your submissions and to together producing Knots issue #4!

Knots is also seeking peer reviewers for the editorial board! If you are interested, send the journal an email