Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

Undergraduate Journal

Hardwire: The Undergraduate Journal of Sexual Diversity Studies is a medium for students to publish and discuss their writing. Hardwire has grown out of The Sexual Diversity Studies Undergraduate Journal, which was founded in 2006 to showcase scholarly work by undergraduates in the field of sexual diversity.  After a few years’ hiatus, the journal has returned with a new issue.

Hardwire is currently accepting submissions for its 2019 publication. We are an interdisciplinary journal centered around the critical analysis of sexuality. Work done in any field is welcome; we centre queer, intersectional, anti-racist, decolonial, and feminist analyses. Submissions are open to academic as well as creative written pieces. We are also accepting visual art and photography submissions for our journal cover.

Submissions must:

•Be of high quality – all pieces will undergo an editing process, but we encourage authors to submit polished pieces

•Be no more than 5000 words

•Be original, previously unpublished work written by current undergraduates at U of T

•Include an abstract with academic pieces

•Include a short artist statement explaining the intent of the piece with creative pieces

•Be sent by email to as an attached file before January 14, 2019

Authors will be notified in February 2019 whether their piece has been selected for publication. The pieces selected will undergo an editing process during which the authors will collaborate with the Hardwire editorial team on readying their work for publication.

If submitting potential cover-art, please email a high-quality image to We will be in touch in February regarding whether your art has been selected.

For more information about Hardwire, email us at


Current Publication

2018-2019 Issue

Hardwire Issue 2-compressed


Past Publications

2011-2013 Issue

2011-2013 Issue


2010 Issue