Member Voices Submission Guidelines

Member Voices showcases the intellectual vitality of the SCA by featuring the work of its members, as well as archived content from discontinued Fieldsights sections. We publish short pieces which engage contemporary disciplinary conversations within anthropology. We welcome submissions which put current events in conversation with anthropological thought and literature. We encourage creativity and collaboration, aiming to create a forum which propels the discipline in new and exciting directions.

If you are interested in submitting to Member Voices, please send a short (400 words or less) proposal to [email protected]. Your proposal should articulate a succinct and compelling take-away for your piece and include the basic structure of your submission (i.e., the ethnographic or theoretical material you will draw on). Optional: You can also send us a short sample of the submission (500 words or less). We welcome single-author or group submissions, and publish single pieces or series (a number of pieces relating to a central theme). Member Voices also publishes “open series,” which are ongoing conversations around a central theme and are open to new submissions after they are posted online. If you are interested in submitting to an open series, please also identify the series you are submitting to. We aim to showcase the diversity of perspectives and voices which make up anthropology as a global practice and welcome pieces drawing off scholarly work and literature from outside Euro-American canons. We will respond to your proposal with a publication decision and submission guidance upon acceptance. Published pieces have a 2,000 word limit.