Body Text

The student-edited Body Text publishes the sharpest undergraduate scholarship by Haverford students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The editors believe that students' academic writing should travel beyond the classroom and through larger interdisciplinary circuits. Body Text aims to showcase provocative student writing and facilitate conversations across the disciplines.


  • Submit to Body Text

    We look for papers that are accessible, clearly argued, and stimulating. If your paper is selected for publication, we'll work with you through a collaborative editing process to prepare the final version for the journal and its audience. The entire review process is anonymous up until the point of selection.

    Remove all identifying information from the essay, write an abstract (around 200 words) if the paper doesn't have one already, and email it as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to Your essay should arrive as an email with the subject "Body Text Submission, [Paper Title]." Submissions must be formatted in the citation style appropriate to the standards of the paper's discipline. We are accepting papers through the end of the semester.

  • Body Text

    Volume 2, 2012-2013

    Featuring the work of Ryan Rebel’14, Neilay Shah’14, Micah Walter’14, Lizzie Douglas ’13, and the Body Text Editorial Board.

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Margin is Haverford's themed student-edited publication.

Each issue features a topic marginalized in academic discourses, presenting submissions of critical essays, reviews, creative writing, visual media, and any other artifacts that critically or creatively engage the theme. The Margin Editorial Board seeks to publish the work of students, scholars, artists, musicians, and writers, both from within and outside of the Haverford community.


  • Upcoming Issue: Food Fight

    We want to talk about food: Why do we eat what we eat? Who makes the food that we eat? Who eats the food that you make? Why do we instagram our food? What is “ethnic food”?

    We’re interested in scholarly and popular conversations engaging any and all of the following topics as they relate to food: access, class, race, gender, cultural appropriation, animals, food deserts, urban farms, all farms, hunger, taste, disgust, etiquette, brunch, gluten, instant coffee, milk, the organic movement, foodies (and their enemies), fast food, plastic food, food porn, protein shakes, energy drinks, mascots, diets, cleanses, cannibalism, eating alone, dumpster diving, GMOs, the golden arches, Gwyneth Paltrow, celebrity chefs, TV dinners, Lunchables, cafeteria trauma, utensils, quinoa, and anything else you can bite into...

  • Submit to Margin

    All types of media will be considered, including personal essays, research, literary reviews, fiction, poetry, visual art, superfood discoveries, scanwiches, dinner playlists, videos, recipes, tweets, yelp reviews, and grocery lists.

    Deadline for Submission: Monday, December 1, 2014

    How To Submit:

    Send submissions and questions to: Your submission should arrive as an email with the subject heading: "Food Fight, [Submission Title]."

    Required format: Written pieces must be submitted as Word documents with a .doc or .docx extension, and must use proper MLA citation style. Visual pieces must be saved as high-quality .tiff files.

  • CASH

    Volume 3 Spring 2014

    Cash features work by students, scholars, artists, musicians, and writers from both within and beyond the Haverford community, all considering physical currency within our lives, language, and economy.

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