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Kaleidoscope Journal 2018-2019-Submission Form

Kaleidoscope Journal Presents

The Resiliency of Love

LUCES is pleased to introduce Kaleidoscope, the fifth annual publication of a literature and arts journal for womxn/people of color by womxn/people of color. 

Love Withheld:

Love withheld describes the complicated feelings accompanying being marginalized. We are told we are not deserving by oppressive structures and even one’s own community. We also withhold love from ourselves, prohibiting acceptance of our identities and forgiveness of others.

Love as Action:
Love is a choice. We can choose to accept or deny it based on what we need. It is a tool in its presence and absence. To utilize love as action, a conscious choice must be made to integrate love into values, relationships, and activism.

Love for Community:
The goal of the collective whole is to express a self-aware community that enables compassion with a strive for justice. Community is often home to a bouquet of beliefs that shadow Womxn/People of Color. We are calling for the lost love within ourselves in the eyes of our community to flourish in solidarity.  

Love for Self:

The radical act of creating one's own truth. In a society where narratives are controlled and assigned, love for the self can be seen as an act of resistance. Self love is a constant process, and the journey to healing requires work and introspection. 

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 womxn/people of color. This includes  cisgender, transgender, and masculine of center (MOC) womxn of color, regardless of gender presentation or sexual orientation.

Submission Guidelines:

DEADLINE: Friday, December 7 (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 7 different types of submissions that will be accepted: Articles, Essays/Reflections, Poetry, Art, Photography, Audio, and Video.   Although you have the ability to submit 7 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 C. Castillo (ccastillo4@luc.edu) or Tristen Hall (thall3@luc.edu)


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