June 2017
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Greetings Social Responsibility Interest Section!

We are Riah Werner and Anastasia Khawaja, the editors of the SRIS newsletter, TESOLers for Social Responsibility. We loved reading all of your submissions for our June issue and are excited to announce that the theme for our September issue is Identity, Inclusion, and Advocacy. How does your identity affect your involvement in social responsibility? What practical ideas do you have for creating inclusive classrooms? How do you create space for diverse voices in your advocacy? If you have thoughts you would like to share with the SRIS community, please send them our way! We are particularly interested in hearing international perspectives on these themes.

We are looking for

  • Feature articles: Share your presentations, research projects, or classroom practices.

  • Anecdotes and stories: Do you have a story or personal reflection related to identity, inclusion, and/or advocacy? If so, we’d love to hear it!

  • Compilation and evaluation of useful resources: Share a list of resources or references that you use in your work, along with an explanation of how or why you find them helpful.

  • Reports and reviews: Write about a book or an article that has inspired you as a teacher or researcher.

  • Interviews: Is there a member of the TESOL community you would like to interview? Send the interview our way!

Your submission can be between 500 to 1,750 words. If you have an idea but need some ideas on how to develop it more fully, please email us at ajkhawaja@usf.edu or riah.werner@gmail.com, and we will brainstorm together!

Please send your articles to Riah Werner at riah.werner@gmail.com with the subject line "SRIS Newsletter Submission.”

The deadline for submissions is 1 August 2017.

General Submission Quick Guide

Articles should

  • have the title in ALL CAPS;

  • list a byline (author’s name with hyperlinked email, affiliation, city, country, and an author photo);

  • include a 2- to 3-sentence teaser;

  • be no longer than 1,750 words (including bylines, teasers, main text, tables, and author bios);

  • include a 2- to 3-sentence author biography at the end of the article;

  •  follow the style guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition (APA style); and

  • be formatted in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt.

Include an author photo

  • This should be a head and shoulder shot.

  • It must be a jpg, submitted as a separate file.

  • Dimensions are 120 pixels (width) by 160 pixels (height).

  • The photo must be clear, clean, professional, and appropriate to the article.

The SRIS newsletter is a great venue to share your innovative work and ideas with our community. We look forward to receiving your submissions soon!

Kind Regards,
Riah and Anastasia

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Next Issue's Theme: Identity, Inclusion, and Advocacy
How does your identity affect your involvement in social responsibility? What ideas do you have for inclusive classrooms? How do you include diverse voices in your advocacy? Submissions due 1 August.