Client books in transgnder studies, cultural studies, art history, sound studies, political science, communication, queer theory, and more.
Host Cathy Hannabach interviews journalist and educator Emilly Prado about writing across genre and Black and Brown artivism in Portland.
Dismantle Magazine's interview with Ideas on Fire CEO Cathy Hannabach about building a feminist editing and indexing agency.
3-week online workshop for scholars wanting to build their public scholarship profile, reach wider and more diverse audiences, and get paid for their work.
Cathy Hannabach talks with author, editor, and podcast co-host Dennis Norris II about the writing process, making publishing more accessible, and difference as a source of strength.
Jian Neo Chen discusses the histories & futures of transgender studies publishing and drawing academic inspiration from art & activism.
Craig Santos Perez talks about poetry as a social justice practice, communal storytelling, and the movement for a decolonial and demilitarized Pacific.
Macarena Gómez-Barris talks about using art to fight extractive capitalism beyond the state, the politics of translation, and working in and with community.
A great index is a work of art, helping readers find what they need. Here are 5 things professional book indexers wish authors knew about the process.
Whether poetic, snarky, informative, or scandalous, footnotes forge complex social bonds between readers, authors, and editors.
Feminist scholar Imani Perry discusses critiquing patriarchy, academic productivity and self-care, and her fierce commitment to personal and social ethics.
Professor and writer Francesca T. Royster discusses the queer afterlives of soul music, her formidable family histories, and the power of storytelling.
Peer Review Week 2018 celebrates the importance of peer review in scholarly publishing and knowledge production.
Rejection is never fun. But understanding how conference and journal article rejection works lets you give your research the best chance possible.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha discusses her memoir Dirty River + how queer brown and disabled people write themselves into history.
Here we debunk several of the stubborn myths out there about the academic peer review process and clarify the role of peer review in the publishing process.
Writing strategies to employ across the whole arc of a project, including note taking, outlining, compiling first drafts, and editing.
Writing a useful peer review report requires approaching reviewing with respect and care, recognizing there is a human behind the work.
Lynn Comella on the fierce women and queers who jump started the feminist sex toy revolution and how scholars can up their public engagement game.
Sara Tatyana Bernstein shares why she started a digital magazine focused on fashion and politics and why public engagement is the future of education.
Once you've decided on your partners for collaborative research, you'll need to find projects that meet your collective goals. Here's how to identify such projects and navigate them over time.
Academic collaborations can help you meet your career goals if approached right. Learn how to choose the best partners to work with on projects.
Professor and artist Shaka McGlotten talks about the passionate relationship we often have to the things that we study as well as how that always necessitates both desire and loss, how students can harness the power of Afrofuturism and speculation to combat white supremacy and climate change, and how queer and trans communities of color can use voguing, drag, and what Shaka calls "Black Data" to imagine and create new worlds.
Yaba Blay on colorism, being an insider/outsider in the academy, and how celebrating Black girl magic is key to how she imagines otherwise.
Check out our fantastic editing and indexing clients who published books in 2017! They also show how interdisciplinary, progressive scholarship really does have the power to change the world.
Deciding where and how to publish our work is not easy. Open access publishing makes our work readable by everyone for free, but many worry whether it will "count" for things like the academic job market, tenure, and promotion. Here's how to decide whether open access publishing is right for your piece.
Nia King shares how she came to host the podcast We Want the Airwaves, the racial politics of the publishing industry, how she has put her ethnic studies training to work beyond the academy, and why getting queer and trans artists of color paid fairly for their work is a key part of how she imagines otherwise.
Refusal—to offer your time and labor, to accept superficial diversity efforts, or to hide work behind a paywall—should be recognized as both a necessity and a right. Weekend reads on parenting in academia, the myth of flexibility, setting boundaries, and diversity in higher education.
We are always telling stories. Stories shape the direction of movements and the flow of resources. And stories help us reflect on our lives and the lives of others. These resources focus on the stories we tell, narrative challenges, and importance of representation in building a more equitable world.
Vince Schleitwiler on liberatory coalitions between Black and Asian communities in "the geography of the lost Afro-Asian century."