Monday, March 18, 2019

Final Call for Submissions: SEMSN 15.1 [Deadline Extended]

Dear Colleagues,

This is the final call for submissions for the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of SEM Student News. This new issue, vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2019), will focus on a theme of Music and Movement with particular attention to theoretical approaches to embodiment and dance (choreomusicology). We are seeking article submissions on any topic but will give preference to those that fit within our theme’s area of discussion. Likewise, we will consider submissions from both students and working scholars alike, and encourage authors to submit pieces in a variety of media.

We are also accepting early submissions for vol. 15, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2019), which will focus on a theme of Music and Affect with special attention to intersections between affect, embodiment, and mindfulness/meditation.

Submissions may be written, photographic, or multimedia (written with visual, audio, and/or video components). We particularly solicit audio/visual contributions to correspond with the theme for this issue. We are currently accepting submissions for the following categories:
  • Original photography or artwork related to the issue’s theme [with attendant permissions and appropriately publishable captions]
  • Student submissions (c. 200–250 words) for our “Thoughts from the Field” column [relating students' personal perspectives and experiences in the field to the issue's main theme; please contact the editor at semstudentnews@gmail.com 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:
    1. For our “Dear SEM” column (c. 250 words) [related to the issue’s theme and responding to the following prompt: “Music studies and dance studies have historically been distinct disciplines, yet music-making and dancing are often not separate and distinct practices. How have you approached scholarship, performance, and pedagogy on the interrelationship between music-making and dancing? How might we holistically study and teach these practices?”]
    2. 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 for either issue, please contact the editor at semstudentnews@gmail.com. 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 April 8, 2019 (for 15.1 submissions; 15.2 submissions are also welcome at any time, with a final deadline TBD). Be sure to include your contact information and university affiliation in your email. Please feel free to share this call widely.

Best regards,

Eugenia Siegel Conte, Incoming Editor
Davin Vidigal Rosenberg, Outgoing Editor