Call for Writers

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Call for Papers
December 20, 2022
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Asian American History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Native American History / Studies

Gibbs Smith Education is now seeking contributors to a forthcoming series on Ethnic Studies for high school students, to be published under the editorship of Jenna Tait, Bart King, and Elizabeth Wallace. (Please note that this project is separate from our recently announced series on Latino/Caribbean Studies.)

The Ethnic Studies topics will likely fall under the following general themes:

Unit 1: Defining Race and Ethnic Studies

Unit 2: Indigenous Studies 

Unit 3: Black Studies 

Unit 4: Latino Studies 

Unit 5: AAPI Studies 

Unit 6: Race and Ethnicity Today 

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with backgrounds in Social Justice and/or Ethnic Studies. Letters of interest are also welcome from graduate students, post-doctoral students, professors, K-12 educators, and public history professionals. Strong writing skills and an ability to meet deadlines are essential, as are reliable research skills.

Applicants will be asked to respond to a short writing prompt beforehand. (NOTE: Those who already applied for the Latino/Caribbean Studies project do not need to submit a writing sample.)

The deadline for signing on to the project is December 20, 2022.

Requested pieces for accepted writers will be as long as approximately 12,500 total words per submission. Once a topic has been assigned, contributors will have approximately a month to write sections. Each contributor will be paid per submission.

Interested contributors should contact Bart King at

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Contact Info: 

Bart King, Managing Editor, Gibbs Smith Education: