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Kaleidoscope Submission - WOC Journal 2016-2017

Kaleidoscope Journal Presents

Authentic Survival: Reclaiming Your Space & Honoring Your Hxstories

LUCES is pleased to introduce Kaleidoscope, the third annual publication of a literature and arts journal for women of color by women of color. As Women of Color, survival is the act of persisting against adversity. Authentic survival is the individual and local act of persisting and thriving in the face of personal, hxstorical, and structural adversity. Challenging the spaces, narratives, and hxstories in which Women of Color were marginalized are acts of resistance. In the act of reclaiming spaces, Women of Color center their rich hxstories, cultures, and the very women who have carved out a path before us. Through this collective journal, we carve out our space to authentically survive.

Kaleidoscope Inclusion Statement

Kaleidoscope will provide a space for intentional sharing outside of the classroom and traditional community building arenas. The journal will include articles, essays, poetry, art, and photography. Kaleidoscope is a multi-generational collaborative effort. The publication is open to all self-identified women of color. This includes cis-sexual, cis-gender, transgender, and masculine of center (MOC) women of color regardless of gender presentation or sexual orientation.

Submission Guidelines:

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (submit before 11:59 PM)

  • All artifacts (Essays/Reflections, Poetry, Photos and Print Art) must be the original work of the author.
  • All submissions are assumed to be the opinion and experience of the contributor and not necessarily a reflection of the views of Loyola University Chicago.
  • There are 5 different types of submissions that will be accepted: Articles, Essays/Reflections, Poetry, Art and Photography.   Although you have the ability to submit 3 different categorical pieces, we reserve the right to review and select all pieces for possible inclusion.

Specific Guidelines for Each Type of Submission:

  • Articles: Articles can be up to 10 pages in length, single-spaced.  Please use 12 point font and Times New Roman.  The maximum length does not include your bibliography.  Upon acceptance, the bibliography will be included in the digital copy.  Only submissions saved as .doc or .docx will be accepted.
  • Essays: Essays can be up to 10 pages in length, single-spaced.  Please use 12 point font and Times New Roman.  The maximum length does not include your bibliography.  Upon acceptance, the bibliography will be included in the digital copy.  Only submissions saved as .doc or .docx will be accepted.
  • Poetry: Poetry can be up to 2 pages in length, single-spaced.  Please use 12 point font and Times New Roman.  Please format your poetry the way in which you want it to be printed.  Please submit 2 versions of your poetry:  one in PDF and the other saved as .doc or .docx.  This will ensure that the Committee formats your poetry true to form.
  • Art:  Art submissions can be up to 2 pages in length.  If your artwork includes multiple images that comprise one series, please submit a PDF version of the format/order in addition to the images.  All artwork must be submitted as a high quality, jpeg image.  All art submissions will require a paragraph (250 words) used to connect the piece to the theme, Authentic Survival: Reclaiming Your Space & Honoring Your Histories. Upon acceptance, this paragraph will be included in the journal and counts toward your two page maximum.
  • Photography:  Photography submissions can be up to 2 pages in length.  If your photography includes multiple images that comprise one series, please submit a PDF version of the format/order in addition to the images.  All photography must be submitted as a high quality, jpeg image.  All photography submissions will require a paragraph (250 words) used to connect the piece to the theme. Upon acceptance, this paragraph will be included in the journal and counts toward your two page maximum.

For questions related to the Journal, please contact Grace Montero: gmontero@luc.edu.


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