CALL FOR EDITORS
Are you a young person who is passionate about social justice issues? in:cite Journal is currently recruiting editors!
in:cite is an online space for sharing and collecting knowledge by, for, and created with young people. We are inspired by intersectional movements against racism, anti-Black racism, colonialism, heteropatriarchy, ableism, Islamophobia, and classism, including Black Lives Matter, Idle No More, and No One is Illegal. We are currently producing the first issue of our journal (coming Summer 2018), and we also run a blog. We are seeking inquisitive, critical thinkers who are excited by our work to join us as editors!
As editors, we...
- Review submissions (poetry, research articles, personal essays, photography, spoken word) from other young people, and help authors refine their work
- Learn critical theories by reading introductory university-level papers
- Work with a team of youth, mentors, and academics, as well as authors of all ages
- Run our social media accounts (including crafting beautiful tweets!) and our website
- Learn about publishing, e.g. layout, copyediting, and throwing a launch party
Requirements for editors:
- Must be able to meet in downtown Toronto twice a month
- Between ages 13-18
- Skills (or interests) in: social justice issues, think critically about what you read, teamwork, and learning on the job!
We are especially interested in hearing about your experience with:
- Social justice or equity work
- Learning about social issues that are important to you
- Writing or editing
- Social media, web development, and graphic design
This is a paid position (stipend provided). You can read more about us and our vision statement at incitejournal.org.
How to apply: Tell us a little about yourself! Visit bit.ly/joinincite by Monday, May 7, 2018.
Our Call for Submissions is NOW CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who submitted! We are so excited to review your work.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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The deadline to submit to in:cite’s Summer 2018 issue is December 1, 2017
in:cite (incitejournal.org) is an online youth research journal led by youth researchers. in:cite is an online space and community for sharing and collecting knowledge by, for, and created with young people. We are guided by critical race, decolonial, feminist, queer, and intersectional approaches. in:cite seeks to animate the work that young people are doing within and across communities to re-imagine and re-fashion just worlds with educators, artists, activists, and scholars.
in:cite will publish one issue annually. We are a peer-reviewed journal that uses a roundtable editorial review process where the editorial board members—youth editors and facilitators—review everything that is submitted and make editorial decisions together. Our website has more information about our editorial team, advisory board members, and review process.
We are seeking submissions for our first issue. For this issue, we are interested in contributions that are in conversation with the themes of our vision statement (included at the end of this document), seeking to dismantle oppressive structures such as white supremacy, sexism, heteropatriarchy, and colonialism. We welcome submissions of research, writing, and creative work relevant to youth issues.
The in:cite Blog (incitejournal.tumblr.com)
The in:cite journal team also publishes a blog. The blog is active year-round, featuring short guest-authored posts by youth and adults about current events, media and culture, and projects that speak to young people interested in social justice. Contributions can include short articles, reflections, videos, photography, artwork, poetry, music, etc. Find out more in the “Submit” section of the blog.
Why Publish Your Work?
- So that your ideas can influence and inspire wider conversations, especially in areas where young people’s input is not often invited, welcome, or heard
- To be a part of traditions of youth activism that push for social change
- To get youth voices into Youth Studies. To put your ideas into academic conversations by creating content that can be cited by students, professors, teachers, and researchers
- To contribute to the understanding of issues affecting young people by sharing your experiences
Why Publish With in:cite?
- To develop your ideas with a supportive and awesome editorial community
- To learn about getting published, by working with editors who will help you figure it out
- To work with an editorial team and for an audience of young people who are passionate about similar issues
- To share your ideas in an open-access forum so that many people can find and read it, including youth, teachers, students, administrators, parents, youth workers, researchers, and academics
- To be part of something new and exciting
Submit Your Work
Deadline: December 1, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Where to Submit:
• We accept submissions via our website: incitejournal.org
- Style and formatting requirements are available on our journal website
- All material must be submitted electronically
- We accept original content that has not been published anywhere else and is not under review with another publication. The work might be something that you created for a course, a research project, with a community group, on your own, for a performance, etc.
Who Can Submit?
- We are interested in work from people who identify as youth (or are institutionally labelled as youth), as well as teams of youth-adult researchers or adults doing youth- informed research.
- While we see youth as a socially constructed category that is not solely defined by age (see Tuck & Yang, 2014), we particularly encourage submissions from young people up to the age of 25.
- While we are happy to consider submissions from adult researchers (or researchers institutionally positioned as adults), our editorial process prioritizes work by young people and youth-adult partnerships.
- Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about this (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What Can Be Submitted to the Journal?
• Research articles, essays, and commentary (1,500-6,000 words)
• Research briefs (6,000 words max.)
• Reflections (3,000 words max.)
• Book, film, and performance reviews (3,000 words max.)
• Visual art and comics (JPEG or PNG)
• Photography (JPEG or PNG)
- Max. 15 minutes
- At least 480p (i.e. phone quality) - 720p recommended
- Music, spoken word, edited interviews, short podcast, etc.
- Max. 10 minutes
If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you.
Tuck, E., & Yang, K. W. (Eds.). (2014). Youth resistance research and theories of change. New York: Routledge.
in:cite is an online space and community for sharing and collecting knowledge by, for, and created with young people. We are guided by critical race, decolonial, feminist, queer, and intersectional approaches. in:cite seeks to dismantle oppressive structures such as white supremacy, sexism, heteropatriarchy, and colonialism, and help animate the work that young people are doing within and across communities to re-imagine and re-fashion just worlds with educators, artists, activists, and scholars.
We call out the ongoing violence enacted by educational institutions and systems across Turtle Island as a manifestation of these oppressive structures, and call upon youth and our adult collaborators to create alternate spaces and communities for education, expression, and activism.
in:cite is a play on words that represents our values as a journal. Cite points to research as the forefront of our journal, and our desire to change exclusionary citational practices. To incite is to set in rapid motion; we aim to incite action. Insight means perception and understanding; we value critical thinking. In site reminds us of our position as youth studying youth issues; we are connected to the work that we do and the land on which we are situated. Finally, we look towards the future; meaningful change is in sight.