PWSJ Article and Book Review Submission Guidelines

The Professional Wresting Studies Association invites original scholarly articles and book reviews for the Professional Wrestling Studies Journal. A peer reviewed and rigorous scholarly publication, we welcome work from any theoretical and methodological lens that expands our audience’s understanding of professional wrestling past or present as a cultural, social, political, and/or economic institution.

Current Publication Schedule

Volume 2, Issue 1 of the PWSJ was published April 2021.

Volume 1, Issue 1 of the PWSJ was published April 2020.

Please watch this space for updates on our next call for contributions

Please submit book reviews by January 31, 2022 for full consideration to

Submissions for articles and book reviews must follow the submission guidelines detailed below.

Article Submission Guidelines

All articles submitted must be original scholarly work and free of identifying information for blind review. Written articles should be submitted as Word documents and no more than 8,000 words, inclusive of a 200-word abstract and a reference list. MLA citation style is required: articles not written in MLA style will be returned.

Any images not belonging to the author(s) require copyright clearance. Articles will be converted into PDFs for publication, so hyperlinks should be active.

For multimedia productions and experimental scholarship, please contact Chief Journal Editor Matt Foy ( to verify length and proper format in which to send the piece. 

Please email submissions to

Book Review Submission Guidelines

The PWSA invites detailed and insightful book reviews of scholarly and popular texts.  Book reviews should be no more than 750 words in length and must be written in MLA style.

Please begin all book reviews with the following information: 

LastName, FirstName. Title. Publisher, Date. ## pp. $xx.xx pbk/hdc.”

For any questions about possible books or multimedia pieces to review, please contact Reviews Editor Kit Medjesky. (