Final Call for Submissions: SEMSN 14.2

Dear Colleagues,

This is the final call for submissions for the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of SEM Student News. Continuing our previous issues’ theme of music and politics, this new issue (vol. 14, no. 2) will focus on internal, academic, and institutional politics in relation to ethnomusicology—in other words, Politics in/of Ethnomusicology. We hope that this focus will encourage submissions concerning politics within our field/discipline, as well as institutions closely affiliated with ethnomusicology, particularly regarding our positionality as students and workers. We are seeking article submissions on any topic but will give preference to those that fit within our theme. Likewise, we will consider submissions from both students and working scholars alike, and encourage authors to submit pieces in a variety of media.

Submissions may be written, photographic, or multimedia (written with visual, audio, and/or video components). We are currently accepting submissions for the following categories:
  • Original photography related to the issue’s theme [accompanied by necessary permissions and appropriately publishable captions]
  • Student submissions (c. 200–250 words) for our “Thoughts from the Field” column [relating students' personal perspectives and experiences to the issue's main theme; please contact the editor at for more specific details]
  • Student articles (c. 500–1500 words) [related or unrelated to the theme of the issue]
  • Student response column (c. 500–1500 words) [responding to a previous issue of SEM Student News or something else in the world of ethnomusicology today]
  • Professional submissions for our
    • “Dear SEM” column (c. 250 words) [related to the issue’s theme and speaking toward student concerns within both ethnomusicology and academia-at-large, especially in regards to navigating the current climate of the tenure system];
    • Or individual articles (c. 500–1000 words) [related or unrelated to the issue’s theme, and speaking toward student interests, concerns, experiences, opportunities, etc.]
If you would like to submit a piece, please contact the editor at We also welcome any other ideas, comments, and questions. Submissions should follow Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (author-date). Files should be submitted in .docx (text), .jpg (photography and images), .mp3 or .flac (audio), and .mp4 (video) formats no later than October 8, 2018. Be sure to include your contact information and university affiliation in your email. Please feel free to share this call widely.

Best regards,

Davin Vidigal Rosenberg, Editor
Eugenia Siegel Conte, Incoming Editor

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