Hive: The Postgraduate Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a new interdisciplinary e-journal aimed at new research and book reviews from postgraduate students and postdoctoral scholars from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Published bi-annually both online and in print, Hive is open to those working in the Faculty Arts and Humanities, and is run by Manchester Metropolitan students, for students, and we strongly encourage your involvement.

Editorial Board

Call for Submissions

We are inviting submissions of original work in a range of formats including (but not limited to):

Illustrated works are particularly welcome.

Submissions of original articles and visual works should emailed to the Editor, Jessica G. Purdy,; reviews should be submitted to the Review Editor, Ian Bass:

Submission Guidelines

Work should not have been previously published, but we are happy to consider works which have previously been presented at seminars, conferences or exhibitions.

When submitting your work please ensure that you put the title of your paper, your name, email address, department, registration status (MA, MRes, PhD etc), and your total word count in your email. Attach your paper as a word document, but do not include any information which would allow you to be identified as the author.

All work should conform to the journal’s style guidelines.

Download the Journal Style Sheet

We need you!

Working on the postgraduate journal will allow you to develop a range of skills and enhance your CV. By contributing to the academic community, you will also gain more from your experience as a postgraduate at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The new journal is looking for editorial assistants from across the faculty to serve on the editorial board, and peer reviewers to assess the suitability of work for publication.

Editorial Assistants:

Editorial Assistants will serve on the editorial board of the journal. This will involve meeting to decide the allocation of roles, the final contents of each journal, and the direction of the journal in terms of special or themed issues or development of the format and/or delivery. Editorial assistants must demonstrate understanding of the importance of confidentiality, ethics and copyright in relation to publishing, and the ability to work to deadlines.

Peer Reviewers:

Peer Reviewers will serve as readers and reviewers for submissions to the journal. They must be willing to work to the highest standards in terms of editing and reviewing work, and demonstrate understanding of the importance of confidentially. PRs must also show awareness of the need to provide constructive feedback and the ability to work to deadlines.

To apply, please email your CV and course title to