Feature Articles for the Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club
contact email: 

The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club is an open access project committed to providing information to the general public on blues, jazz, and African American dances. Our organization is looking for individuals who are actively engaged in blues and jazz culture and/or scholarship who are interested in writing conversational, informative articles for our website. These articles should be geared toward a general readership rather than a wholly scholarly audience. For 2019, the Book Club seeks 1000-3000 word feature articles on the following blues and jazz topics:

  • Race theory and sound
  • The devil and blues tradition
  • Social dancing in AfAm culture
  • The life of Howlin’ Wolf
  • Blues in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

Other topics regarding blues and jazz culture are welcome, including interviews with blues and jazz musicians and book reviews.

Please visit our website at https://bluesjazzbookclub.com/ to see examples of the types of scholarship we publish.

We invite authors to submit a 250-word abstract on their proposed topic and a short bio to Chelsea Adams at chelsea.adams@unlv.edu. The deadline for abstracts is May 15, 2019.