Call for Participants for WRITING WORKSHOP

Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social calls for participation in the Writing Workshop at the 2011 MALCS Summer Institute at California State University, Los Angeles, August 3-7, 2011.  DEADLINE: Postmark July 1, 2011

WHAT: Feminist collaboration for publication!
The Writing Workshop is one of the Journal’s formal methods of creating a feminist editorial process. Following the spirit and mission of MALCS, the journal’s editors offer the workshop in order to energize through collaboration, programmatically link scholarship and leadership, and institutionalize mentorship. Participants bring their work-in-progress and depart with clear recommendations for meeting internal criteria of Chicana/Latina Studies, specific direction about revision, and first-hand knowledge about our feminist editorial production process.
To create an intellectual community, prior to the workshop, participants read and commented on the material of the other writers. Attending both two-hour sessions (the first on Weds. Aug. 3, and the second on Friday Aug. 5) is required.
One Writing Workshop will be offered this summer:
1) The Academic Article: A Writing Workshop, facilitated by Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, former editor of Chicana/Latina Studies.
DATES and TIMES: Aug. 3 at 3:00-5:00 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 8:00-10:00 a.m.   Participants may arrive on Tuesday, Aug 2, but must contact the Cal State LA Site Committee to arrange housing. The workshop will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Weds., Aug. 3 and continue on Friday Aug. 5 at 8:00 a.m. of the MALCS Summer Institute. This schedule means that participants miss only one hour of the MALCS Summer Institute programs.
WHY: It really works!
Past participants who have been published in the journal are: Dora Ramirez-Dhoor (5:1), Rosalia Solorzano Torres (5:1), Ann Marie Leimer (5:2), Patricia Trullijo (6:1), Carmelita “Rosie” Castañeda (7:2), Marivel  Danielson (7:2), M. Bianet Castellanos (8: 1 & 2), and Rosa Furumoto (8: 1 & 2), and more!
WHO: The editors encourage applications from writers at all professional levels, including tenured or mid-career professors.  Dissertation writers are not suited for the workshops since they are receiving mentorship and guidance from their faculty. Additionally, the dissertation writing style or genre is distinct from the academic article.  Each workshop has space for 8 participants, who must register for the Summer Institute and be current MALCS members.
FINE PRINT: Acknowledge the labor of others.  Although participation does not guarantee publication, the information and experience facilitates the submission and double-blind-peer review process. See above for our successes!  Participants will be asked to sign an agreement that guarantees the journal’s Right of First Review of the material developed through the workshop. The agreement allows authors to compensate participants and editors for their labor and guarantees that the author will formally submit the work to Chicana/Latina Studies for consideration of publication. It also requires the author to acknowledge the assistance of the participants if the work is published elsewhere. The Right of First Review is understood as an aspect of feminist practice, accountability, and leadership and scholarship.


The Academic Article: A Writing Workshop
DEADLINE: Postmark July 1, 2011
WHERE: Send documents to:
Karen Mary Davalos
Chicana/o Studies Dept.
Loyola Marymount University, Ste 4400
One LMU Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Please submit a cover letter describing the project and the author’s goals for publication (audience, timeline, etc.), the author’s contact information for various media and technology or the lead author’s contact information, and one copy of the scholarly article of 5,000 words or 25 pages (not including tables, notes, or references). All submissions should conform to the journal’s style and the text must be double-spaced.
Due to the goals of the workshop, we cannot accept submissions of dissertation chapters.
EMAIL: Send the same materials in a Word documents to

2 thoughts on “Call for Participants for WRITING WORKSHOP”

  1. Poke, poke. I have six seats remaining. Get those packages together as several interested folks are applying earlier than July 1. Its open until closed :)KMD


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