Calls for Submissions

Ubiquity is now accepting submissions for possible publication in the upcoming issues:

Fall/Winter 2020 Issue

Issue Theme: Open-Theme Call

Submission Deadline:  September 1, 2020

For the open-theme issue, Ubiquity seeks submissions on topics related to literature, literacy, and the arts, including empirical research, theoretical and conceptual analysis, practical articles and explorations as well as journalistic and community-oriented pieces. In addition, we are soliciting creative works in various meters, genres, modes and modalities that celebrate original literary work, and art (e.g., drama, poetry, music, plastic arts, painting, drawing, image and graphic manipulation, film, photography, or documentary) from students, educators, writers, and artists.

Download a pdf of this call here.

Spring/Summer 2021 Issue

Issue Theme: SAY MY NAME: Rayshard, George, Breonna, Ahmaud…Calls for Introspection, Healing, Transformation, and Learning

Submission Deadline:  January 4, 2021

The Editors of Ubiquity have devoted our next special edition in response to the context of the perilous and fraught times we live in. In selecting our topic, we chose not to ignore or be silent about the deep historical, structural and racial inequities that exist in our society that have resulted in suppurating cultural wounds that have resisted healing. Our call for papers is then a call for introspection, transformation and critical learning. Only by learning and dynamically changing the status quo can we heal.  What is your response? We invite our readers to consider the impact that the injustices visited upon Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Trayvon Martin, and countless others have had on our communities, cities, nation states, and the world.  What is your response?

Today, there is no denying the interconnectedness of all the spheres of our lives and how each part is impacted by events in the others. How do these intersectionalities play out in our research, praxis, and creative works or do we choose to ignore them and remain silent?  How are we as educators, researchers and community builders called to introspect, heal, transform, and learn through our teaching, research and service?  We look forward to your critical response manifested in a variety of methodologies. Our strands encompass pure research, as well as praxis and the creative sphere.                         

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Fall/Winter 2021 Issue

Issue Theme: COVID-19: Finding Hope Amidst Uncertainty, Loss, and Brokenness

Submission Deadline:  May 1, 2021

As educators, teachers, and researchers we are called to inspire, innovate, and instill hope. We must remain on this path despite the unprecedented challenges that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought about to every aspect of academic, personal, family, and social life on a local and global level. In this call of Ubiquity, we invite authors to share accounts of hope and possibility in academia, schools, classrooms, communities, and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic.  What efforts, strategies, and resources have helped to capture and sustain hope? What new possibilities have opened up for learning, innovation, teaching, and research? What must we be vigilant about as we change the mode in which we teach and learn? How has the loss of “face-time” impacted our ability to be present for our students and for each other? What has being confined to our homes and virtual spaces taught us that we must do and not do so that our future remains hopeful and brighter? What has COVID-19 helped us to open ourselves to?

We look forward to your submissions in the fields of literature, literacy, arts and related fields in a variety of methodologies in research, practical applications (praxis), and creative works.

Download a pdf of this call here.



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