CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: MALCS Writing Workshop @ 2014 SI (July 30- Aug 2)


Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social invites your participation in the Writing Workshop at the 2014 MALCS Summer Institute at Northern New Mexico College.


One Writing Workshop will be held this summer:

1) The Academic Article, July 30 and Aug. 1

BOTTOM LINE: The deadline for submission for the Academic Article is postmark June 25, 2014.

WHEN: July 30 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. and Aug. 2 at 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Participants may arrive on Tuesday July 29, but must contact the Site Committee to arrange housing.

FOR QUESTIONS: Contact Karen Mary Davalos

WHAT FOR: 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 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. July 30, and the second on Friday Aug. 2) is required.


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), Rosa Furumoto (8: 1 & 2), Irene Mata (10:2), Ella Diaz (11:1), Marci R. McMahon (11:1) and more!


WHO: The editors encourage applications from writers at all professional levels, including tenured or mid-career professors.

Due to the goals of the workshop, we cannot accept submissions of dissertation chapters. Dissertation chapters are not suited for the workshops since the dissertation style, genre, and goals are distinct from those of the academic article. Ideally, graduate schools and faculty should offer the type of mentorship offered in MALCS Writing Workshops. Facilitators of the workshop strongly urge dissertation writers to demand, negotiate, and mobilize for such support.


HOW MANY: The workshop has space for 8 participants, who must register for the Summer Institute and be current MALCS members. Proof of membership is required.


FINE PRINT: Acknowledge the labor of others who assist your development.

Although participation does not guarantee publication, the information and experience facilitates the submission and double-blind-peer review process. Our track record speaks for itself—see above partial list of workshop participants who have been published in the journal.

Although MALCS supports the publication activities in other venues, it cannot misappropriate the labor of its editors. Therefore, participants are required 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 of hardcopy package: June 25, 2014.


FOR QUESTIONS: Contact Karen Mary Davalos

WHERE: Postal and email of documents to


Dr. Josie Méndez-Negrete

University of Texas at San Antonio / Downtown Campus

501 West Cesar E. Chavez, DB 4.346

San Antonio, Texas 78207- 4415





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 must conform to the journal’s style (Chicago Manual of Style with in-text author-date system) and the text must be double-spaced.


Also send the package via email.


FOR QUESTIONS: Contact Karen Mary Davalos


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