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Revised & Extended Call: Call for Submissions
South Asian (North) American Anthology
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CALLING ALL "SECOND GENERATION SOUTH ASIAN NORTH AMERICANS"
(WOMEN, MEN, and ANY OTHER FORMS OF IDENTIFICATIONS)
TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES ABOUT BEING SOUTH ASIANS IN NORTH AMERICA
***North America is made up of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central
America, the Caribbean Islands, and Greenland. ***
If you trace any part of your heritage to
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, India, and Pakistan,
you were born in North America (as defined above) or arrived here by age 14
(includes multiple migration sites),
you are interested in sharing your stories,
we want to hear from you!
ANTHOLOGY DESCRIPTION & SUBMISSION DETAILS
Brown Souls: Voices of South Asian (North) Americans
Written and Edited by:
Roksana Badruddoja, Ph.D & Shikha Malaviya
Focus of Anthology:
The anthology will feature us, second generation South Asian North American=
(women, men, and other forms of identifications) from across the nation
about the ways in which we develop our identities. In this anthology,
"second generation South Asian North American" refers to those who were
either born in North America or arrived to the U.S. by the age of four,
raised primarily in North America, and have at least one parent who was bor=
and raised (until at least the age of 18) in the Subcontinent (Bangladesh,
Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, and India). We welcome
submissions from people of South Asian heritage whose family emigrated to
Africa, the United Kingdom, or elsewhere before immigrating to North Americ=
(we consider North America to be made up of the United States, Canada,
Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and Greenland).
We are also considering submissions from those who fall under "
1.5-generation" or people who arrived to North America after age 4 but
before age 14, including multiple immigration sites.
All submissions should speak to our identities as "second generation South
Asian (North) American" and how we create, maintain, and re-create our
identities. Submissions should speak to multiple identities as South Asians=
as Americans, as Canadians, as Muslims, as queers, as parents...and the lis=
goes on and on.
The project is inspired by Dr. Badruddoja's dissertation, entitled "The ABC=
Conundrum: What Does it Mean to be a South Asian American Woman?." The
manuscript is designed to give voice to those silenced and marginalized. In
this light, all work submitted will be given full consideration. You are th=
author; you tell the story that you want to tell about yourself and we want
to hear about it!
1) There are no specific requirements in regards to genres and tones. We
encourage and welcome all forms of written structures from bio-narratives t=
short fiction to poetry, including academic and non-academic pieces.
Meaning, any and all forms of written formats and voices are encouraged.
2) The manuscript follows in the tradition of the late Gloria Evangelina
Anzald=FAa (1942-2004). Please make some time to explore her work before
submitting your own (*Borderlands - La Frontera: The New Mestiza*,
Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives by
Feminists of Color*, 1989; also see
). Here, we welcome the exploration of triumph, celebration, transformation=
re-invention, struggle, reconciliation, retreat, and loss in the realm of
on-going identity performances.
3) You may submit up to three pieces, excluding poetry, on MS Word with a
page limit of 15 pages a piece at 10 point font size in Times New Roman.
Authors may also submit up to five pieces of poetry (excluding the three
piece limit) with no restrictions on word limit, meter, and other formattin=
(font requirements apply). This means that in total, you may make up to 8
submissions (5 pieces of poetry and 3 additional submissions in other
4) Citation style includes *Chicago Manual of Style* (15th ed.) (see
"Citations and References" at http://www.nwsaj.engl.iastate.edu/
5) Please provide a cover page for each submission, which lists your:
- Name; Age; and Region(s) of South Asia with which you identify and/or
other core identity markers
- Title; A short description about how the piece came about (your
- Contact Information: E-mail address; Mailing address; and Phone numbers
6) Submissions may be made electronically to Roksana Badruddoja (
rokbad_at_gmail.com) along with two hardcopies of each individual submission
Dr. Roksana Badruddoja
Women's Studies Program
McKee Fisk Building, 217
2225 East San Ramon M/S MF19
Fresno, California 93740-8029
7) The deadline for submissions is November 31, 2007.
8) Submissions must be unpublished unless previously published work does no=
include copyright infringement issues.
9) Finally, and once again, submissions must speak to the development and
maintenance of your identity as a "second generation South Asian (North)
Americans." We believe such an identity space will allow you to consider
gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, religion, culture, the colonial
spirit, and a whole host of other identity markers you can think of, and ho=
these areas work together to help define you as YOU.
If you have any questions about your submissions(s) and/or regarding the
anthology in general, please do not hesitate to e-mail Roksana (
rokbad_at_gmail.com) and/or Shikha (shikha_at_malaviya.com ).
This project is a long term project and we expect a 2-3 year time frame to
This anthology is close to our hearts, and we are very excited about the
project. We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Roksana Badruddoja & Shikha Malaviya
(rokbad_at_gmail.com & shikha_at_malaviya.com)
Roksana Badruddoja, Ph.D
Women's Studies Program
California State University, Fresno
Office: (559) 278-8599
Women's Studies Program Office
McKee Fisk Building, 244
2225 East San Ramon M/S MF19
Fresno, CA 93740-8029
Phone (559) 278-2858 Fax (559) 278-5230
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