Greetings Social Responsibility Interest Section!
We are Anastasia Khawaja and Riah Werner the editors of the
SRIS newsletter, TESOLers for Social Responsibility. We were thrilled
with the submissions for our pre-convention issue and are excited to
announce that the theme for our post-convention June issue is Continuing the Conversation, Building
Solidarity. For this issue, we’re looking
for articles that engage in dialogue with sessions from the TESOL
conventions and that build our community of TESOLers of Social Justice.
These can be articles that discuss your convention presentations or
reflect upon a session or a plenary that you attended. This is an
opportunity to not only submit your own work and/or inspirations from
the convention, but also an opportunity to continue any discussions
started during the week. In addition to articles focused on the
convention, we welcome submissions which reflect on the role of
dialogue, community and solidarity within TESOL. We hope to showcase the
varied ways we can come together and continue to innovate, encourage,
and inspire our students, our staff, and/or our colleagues despite the
challenges currently facing us as practitioners, scholars, and
As always, we would love to share a wide range of voices and
perspectives on these issues and particularly encourage international
We are looking for
Feature articles: Share your presentations, research projects, or classroom practices.
Lesson descriptions: Describe a lesson
plan you’ve created about a social justice topic so that other teachers
can use it with their students as well!
Anecdotes and stories: Do you have a story
or personal reflection on incorporating social issues into your
classes? If so, we’d love to hear it!
Lists of useful resources: Share resources
that you use in your work, along with an explanation of how you use
them 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
Calls to action: Overviews of pressing
issues around the world, and suggestions on how TESOLers can get
Responses to articles published in the
newsletter: We welcome submissions in dialogue with articles
we have already published. Continue the conversations started in this
Your submission can be between 500 to 1,750 words. Please keep
this word count in mind as you draft your piece. It includes the title,
byline, teaser and references, so the actual body of the article should
be less than the limit of 1,750 words. If you have an idea but need some
guidance on how to develop it more fully, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com,
and we will brainstorm together!
Please send your articles to Anastasia Khawaja at firstname.lastname@example.org with the
subject line "SRIS Newsletter Submission.”
The deadline for submissions is 1 May, 2018.
General Submission Quick Guide
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, written in the third person;
be no longer than 1,750 words (including
bylines, teasers, main text, tables, references and author
include a 2- to 3-sentence author biography, written in the third person;
contain no more than 5 references;
follow the style guidelines in the Publication Manual of the
American Psychological Association, 6th Edition (APA style);
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, not embedded in the same document as the article.
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
Anastasia and Riah