Monday, January 12, 2015

SEM Student News, Vol. 10: Call for Submissions

Work on SEM Student News, Vol. 10, Music and Diaspora, is underway. Here's the call for submissions:
The Spring/Summer issue of SEM Student News (Volume 10) will center on the theme of Music and Diaspora. As the term "diaspora" has been both problematized and defended, substituted and accepted, in Volume 10 we hope to engage in the issues and current trends of diaspora music studies, broadly defined. To our avid readers, please take the time to think about submitting or if you know a colleague or student who might be interested in this topic, encourage them to do so.

We are currently accepting submissions for Volume 10 in the following capacities:

- original photography related to topics of the issue

- student submissions (c. 150-200 words) for our "State of the Field" column [discussing personal experience and research strategies on the topic]

- student articles/editorials (c. 500-750 words)

- professional submissions either for our "Dear SEM" column (c. 250 words) or individual editorials (c. 500-750 words) 
Those planning on submitting a piece, please contact the editor at We also welcome any other ideas, comments, and questions. Submissions should be formatted in Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, in author-date style. Files should be submitted in .doc (text) or .jpg (photography) formats and received no later than March 20, 2015. Be sure to include your contact information and university affiliation in your email. Please feel free to share this call widely.