Red Feather Journal is an open-access, online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate  representations of the child in popular culture. Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child, the conception of childhood, children's material culture, children and politics, the child body, and any other interactions with the child in the context of popular culture. 

Red Feather Journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child to further our understanding of the circulation, consumption, and representation of the child throughout a variety of mediums within popular discourse. Some sample topics include: studies of images of children, children in/and politics; children in film, literature, art; children in advertising; visual adaptations of children's literary works; child welfare; children in/and war; or any other critical examination of the child or child image within popular culture. All disciplines are welcome and international submissions are encouraged.

Red Feather Journal accepts submissions on a continuing basis and is published twice a year, in spring and fall. Submissions are subject to blind peer review with results within 10-14 weeks from submission date. Submission guidelines: use of appropriate documentation (MLA, Chicago, APA, etc), preferred article length between 3000 and 10,000 words.  Please send submissions, including full contact information, and a brief bio to or

Red Feather provides all content free and open access, with no restriction. All archived articles are free and open access. Author's retain full copyright of published works. 

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Standard Periodical Directory Publisher ID# 480178658 
ISSN: 2150-5381
OCLC Number: 429903332