Community Works Journal: Online Magazine for Educators Invites Submissions from Folklorists
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
Community Works Journal: Online Magazine for Educators met many of you at their recent workshop on Service-Learning and Folklore at the AFS Annual Meeting in Long Beach. Community Works Journal now invites each of you to consider sharing your work with their international base of K-16 and community-based readers. Please read on for ideas on how to shape your submission. If you have any questions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Works Journal reaches educators across the the United States and around the world.
Community Works Journal invites you to share an article or reflective essay by educators working in K-16 and community based settings.
All submissions will be reviewed promptly and their authors contacted. The Journal is also always glad to speak with you about ideas for writing about your work. You may contact the journal by email or by phone (909.480.3966 PST).
ABOUT THE JOURNAL
Community Works Journal is now in its 20th year of publication and continues to meet a crucial need for sharing reflections on teaching, along with models and resources that inspire by example. The articles they publish range from deeply personal professional reflections to more formal description of programs and curriculum. The Journal is available at no cost to educators.
SUBMITTING AN ARTICLE OR ESSAY
The Journal is interested in articles and reflective essays that highlight important issues, innovative educational strategies and practices that involve educators and students in meaningful work within their communities. The Journal publishes on a rolling basis, which means that your article could be published very soon after submission.
HOW TO WRITE FOR THE JOURNAL
The Journal encourages you to write as if in conversation with another educator or community member. You should begin by sharing a narrative that you think will engage the Journal’s readers. Put your efforts into a larger or local context. If possible, incorporate reflections and comments by participants as this is a huge plus for the reader. Search for the aspects of your work that offer larger lessons and that you think will inspire and inform others. Be honest about the challenges you have faced!
The Journal encourages submissions from members of the higher education community. However, academic papers and formal manuscripts will generally only be published if they are truly engaging and written for a broader audience, and include photos, participant comments and personal reflection by the writer. (Formal research papers with an overabundance of citations and a lack of engaging narrative are discouraged.) The Journal prizes writing that informs and analyzes but does so in a highly readable way.
SUGGESTED TOPICS/AREAS OF FOCUS INCLUDE:
Folklore and folk arts; sustainability; place-based education; service-learning; social justice; environmental education and ecological literacy; local history and cultural preservation; community partnerships.
Please include a brief author's biography (3-4 sentences).
Community Works Journal is often approached by other publications about re-publication of CWJ articles. The Journal strongly supports cross publication opportunities.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE OR ESSAY
Submissions should be sent by email, as an attachment. Most word processing formats are acceptable. Minimal formatting is suggested. Word count maximum is generally 3,000 words. In some cases your submission may be edited for length. Photos are strongly encouraged (4-6).
The author's name and email must be included.