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Call for Submissions: Canon interdisciplinary journal

This semester Canon encourages students to engage with “The Race Issue”. As the interdisciplinary journal of the New School for Social Research, we would like to encourage all seven departments to submit. Here at Canon, we are committed to upholding a tradition of publishing student work. We believe it binds our research community together in a meaningful manner and offers a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue. This topic was chosen to foster this ongoing conversation and allow each student the freedom to critique or endorse the role that the concept (or non-concept) of “race” plays in his or her research.

Some potential topics are: the existence of race as a concept, race in discourse, identity politics, domestic and international understandings of race, shifting historical, cultural, and linguistic configurations of ethnic groups, geo-politics, socio-economic standpoints on racial demographics, racialization of technology, assimilation and subversion of racial categories, genocide, urban development, and any other related topics you may have already researched and/or written about in prior coursework.

Polished term papers, MA/PhD dissertations, abstracts, short chapters, poems, illustrations, and photographs are all welcome. There are two submission deadlines. Early Deadline: Sunday, October 14th @ 11:59pm. Late Deadline: Sunday, November 4th @11:59pm. Submissions received on or before the early deadline will have a two week period to accept or deny revisions and to make corrections. Late deadline submissions will have a one week turnaround, after which the submission will be published as edited by Canon staff. Submissions should follow the editorial guidelines listed below.

Submission Guidelines

  • Fill out and return the attached submission form.
  • 3000 word maximum.
  • Original, unpublished work.
  • Times New Roman font in 12 point.
  • Chicago Manual of Style annotation, with all citation information in the footnotes.
  • All papers must be sent in a .doc or .docx format (no PDFs or RTFs).
  • All artwork must be black and white.
  • Early Deadline: Sunday, October 14th @ 11:59pm.
  • Late Deadline: Sunday, November 4th @11:59pm.

All submissions and questions about contributing should be sent to us at Also follow us on twitter @canonjournal and visit our website at, and don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Spring 2012 edition of Canon, available in each department office and select Manhattan bookstores.