Attention poets and writers, there is a Call for Submissions to have your work published in “Voices for Social Justice in Education: A Literary Anthology.”
Editors, Julie Landsman, Rosanna Salcedo, and Paul Gorski are looking for: Poetry (including spoken word), creative non-fiction, memoir, short stories, images of visual art, and other types of writing or visual art that paint a picture of what justice and injustice look like in our schools.
Please read this Call for Submissions fully and present work by the deadline for submissions on Midnight, Jan. 15, 2014. If you choose to submit one or more manuscripts, email them as Word documents, following the specifications below, to [email protected]
Stories make meaning for us. We can read “scholarly” articles, abstract theories, or collections of research and all of this is important. However, it is the stories, the poems, the music, the memoir, the essays, the fiction, that bring to life all of the information, all of the declarations about what is good, what is not working, what is needed.
In this Voices for Social Justice in Education anthology the desires writing is what brings the reality of schooling to life. They want poems about third period physics, short stories about recess in the second grade one hot spring afternoon. They want memoir about your best and worst teachers. They want essays about what is working now, at this moment, in your classroom — what makes a difference in the lives of your students, what is making your school a place students want to be or don’t want to be. They want to know in vivid language, be it from memories or journal entries, in the form of spoken word or in a carefully constructed short story, what social justice means in schools today.
What are your hopes and how do they play out? What matters to you when you walk in the door of your building, when you stand up in front of class, when you are late for your last class of the day?
The editors are writers themselves and love that language can be powerful and can move people, and can reach those who can make change. They want your words, your language, your passion to help provoke that change.
Guidelines and Specifications for Contributors:
• Poets may submit up to 5 poems at once; please submit each in a separate document with your full contact information on each one (see #4 below)
• Prose writers may submit up to 15 pages, Times New Roman 12-pt font, and double-spaced.
• Images of visual art should be submitted in .pdf or .jpg format
• Include author/artist name(s) and email address(es) on each piece submitted
• Remember, we are looking for work explicitly about social justice in education and schools, so great work about social justice that is not explicitly relevant to education schools will not be considered