Call for submissions: Border-Lines Vol. XIII
The Latino Research Center invites you to submit your qualifications for publication for volume XIII of Border-Lines, the Journal of the Latino Research Center. Border-Lines is an interdisciplinary and intersectional academic journal dedicated to the dissemination of research on Chicana/o-Latina/o cultural, political and social issues. Volume XIII will be published in 2021 with the broad theme of reflection. Reflection on the past Border-Lines volumes’ contributions and the current times we face as Latinx/Hispanic/Indigenous community of color.
Call for artists
The Latino Research Center invites you to submit your qualifications (two-to-three portfolio pieces) for a cover art commission and art for publication within journal pages for volume XIII of Border-Lines. Artist proposals should include design ideas that incorporate elements that conjure images of reflection.
- Artists must be 18 or older and local to the Northern Nevada area
- Submit two-to-three pieces out of portfolio in .jpeg or .tif format
- Submit brief artist biography
Upon review of artist submissions, selected artist will be commissioned to create a piece specifically for the journal publication. If selected, artwork compensation will be between $500 - $750.
Submission deadline: December 21, 2020
Artist selected: December 2020
Commissioned artwork: February – April 2021
Publication: August 2021
Send questions and submissions to the Latino Research Center email.
Call for written submissions
Written submissions are invited for the volume XIII of Border-Lines. The topic is based on the broad idea of reflection. Articles, poetry, prose and testimonios are all considered.
- Include title page with author(s) name, title, affiliations, acknowledgments and abstract of 150 words or less and five keywords.
- Author(s) short biography not exceeding 200 words plus contact information.
- The cover letter should confirm manuscript content is original and unpublished work, not under consideration for any other journal at the time, and conflict of interest statement.
- Manuscripts are accepted in English or Spanish; 4,000-6,000 words, plus bibliography.
- Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word, double-spaced in 12-point type, Times New Roman, APA Style Formatting.
- Creative writing pieces are invited for review. Essays and short stories should not exceed 1,000 words; poems may also be submitted for review.
- Book reviews on publications related to Chicana/o—Latina/o cultural, political and social issues will be considered for publication and should not exceed 1,500 words in length.
- Graphs and images must be submitted as independent files in .EPS or .TIFF format. Images should be 300 dpi/ppi and a minimum of 1,200 pixels wide (4 inches).
- Please include a second copy of your manuscript with blocked author information.
A Border-Lines special forum on Latinx health communication
Border-Lines Vol. XIII will include a special forum on Latinx health communication. We are soliciting submissions in the following categories: poetry, performative writing, critical review and research essays, creative works, testimonio and more. Given the current political, sociocultural and health context, this special forum seeks to illuminate contemporary Latinx health concerns in the following contexts. This is not an exhaustive list, but rather is meant to initiate conversations:
- Latinx transgender health concerns
- Latinx LGBTQ+ health
- Latinx migrant health and border issues
- Latinx health inequities, particularly in the time of COVID-19
- The monstrosity of COVID-19 for Latinx communities
- Relationships among Latinx health, constituencies and politics
- Latinx health activism
- Latinx identity and health
- Latinx spirituality and health
Manuscripts should adhere to APA style and be a maximum of 5,000 words, including references.
Please Note: Student submissions are considered for submission.
Deadline and details
- Deadline for submissions: January 13, 2021
- Decisions will be made in March
- Accepted manuscript revisions due in May
- Special forum published in August/September 2021