Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, biannual flagship publication of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS). This feminist Chicana/Latina and Indigenous academic organization is dedicated to building bridges between community and university settings, transforming higher education, and promoting new paradigms and methods.
The Journal publishes groundbreaking interdisciplinary scholarship creative works by and about Chicanas/Latinas and Indigenous women of the Americas and is receptive to all scholarly methods and theoretical perspectives that examine, describe, analyze, or interpret our experiences. English and/or Spanish submissions of scholarship, commentary, reviews, and creative writing are accepted.
Creative Writing Editor
MALCS invites nominations and self-nominations for one individual to serve as Creative Writing Editor for Chicana/Latina Studies for a five-year term. Applications due by January 2021.
The National Advisory Board will review applicants for each position immediately after submission deadline. For the position of Creative Writing Editor, the National Advisory Board will make a recommendation to the current Lead editor.
The application packet for Creative Writing Editor should include:
● A vision statement that sets forth goals and plans for the creative writing section of Chicana/Latina Studies. This may include an assessment of the current strengths, weaknesses, or gaps the candidate(s) offer(s), as well as a plan to address these, and specific actions to operationalize the vision.
● A description of the background information of the candidate. This should include the name, affiliation, and other relevant information about the potential editor. Evidence of the ability and experience of the editor to provide sound judgment and feminist guidance to potential authors.
● A description of the institutional support the candidate has secured. It is important for candidates to address the feasibility of serving as editor(s) in light of the resources likely to be available to the editor candidate(s). MALCS does not pay for office space or release time, but may provide some financial support for office resources as necessary to Chicana/Latina Studies editors. In the past, such support included funds for travel to the MALCS Summer Institute and for artists’ honoraria. Since the support offered by different institutions varies widely, applicants are encouraged to contact the Executive Office of their university as necessary in order to ensure the feasibility of the application. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) between MALCS and the editor’s institution will be required for the editor’s benefit.
Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name to the academic content editor. Self-nominations are also welcome. The application should also include a letter describing the professional and personal interest and qualifications for the creative writing editor position, a CV, and contact information. These should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org at least three months prior to the end of the current Creative Writing Editor’s tenure.Chicana/Latina StudiesSonya M. Alemán, Editor email@example.com
Summer Institute 2021: TBD
New Podcast: MALCS Radio!
New Order Feature: Check out our new order tab, options, and items.
New Home for C/LS: The University of Texas at San Antonio is the new home for C/LS.
New Book Review Editor: We are pleased to welcome Larissa Mercado-López as the New Book Review Editor for C/LS!
New Logo for C/LS: We want to thank ASU undergraduate student Lucia Sandoval and “Cultural Sponge” for designing the new logo for the journal. The flower image represents a group of women collectively working together. The swirl symbols on the side of the logo represent speaking out for those who need to be heard. A book and a sun can also be seen, both encompassing growth and change.
New Website for C/LS: It’s taken a year of meetings and collaboration to launch C/LS’ new website, but here it is! We proudly ask you to peruse the website and bring to our attention any oversights, corrections, etc. Our new website would not have been possible without the fabulous work of Seline Szkupinski Quiroga and Lee Hodson of VizRED Digital Media and Web Design. It was a delight to work with both of you! If you have any questions or comments about our website, please email MALCS Webjefa Elena Avilés, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order Back Issues Online: Back issues of the Journal may now be ordered online via https://journal.malcs.org/order/.
C/LS: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social is currently hosted by Mexican American Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio and MALCS.
Previously, the Journal was hosted by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies in New College at Arizona State University.