Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social annually sponsors a writing workshop at the Summer Institute. The MALCS Summer Institute Writing Workshop is one of our formal methods of creating a feminist editorial praxis in the publication of work by and about Chicanas/Latinas. The workshop follows the spirit and mission of MALCS, and it is designed to create a publishing community with the aim of energizing knowledge production through collaboration and institutionalized mentorship.
We encourage applications from writers at all professional levels, including tenured or mid-career professors. Due to the goals of the workshop, we discourage submissions of dissertation chapters. The workshop is facilitated by the Immediate-Past Lead Editor of Chicana/Latina Studies—a senior scholar with a robust publication record and extensive experience at various phases of editorial work.
When accepted, applicants must provide evidence of membership and registration payment to MALCS. Participants must make a commitment to attend both sessions, and agree to peer review and comment on the submitted manuscripts. After having participated in the workshop, each participant will clearly understand the internal publication criteria of Chicana/Latina Studies, gain specific direction regarding revision, and obtain first-hand knowledge of the journal’s editorial production process.
Applications are accepted approximately two months before the Summer Institute on a first-come, first-served basis.