Call for Anthology Submissions

by Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth

“We, The Excluded People: How Racism in America Defers Dreams and Diminishes Hopes – Momentarily”  



Deadline: October 31, 2023           


The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is holding open submissions for essays to be featured in an upcoming anthology titled “We, the Excluded People: How Racism in America Defers Dreams and Diminishes Hopes – Momentarily” edited by edited by Drs. Donnamaria Culbreth, Darian Senn-Carter and Reynaldo Evangelista.

We are interested in well-crafted submissions that focus on how racism in America affects BIPOC. It is through these submissions that we hope to further enlighten society of the detrimental effects of racism on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being and growth of BIPOC in the millennium. Essays should also recommend strategies to address racism in America.

Writing Requirements

  • Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman 12-inch font and double
  • APA 7th edition format.
  • Reference list required when applicable.
  • Word count: 3500 words or less.
  • All submissions must be written in English.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit a letter of interest identifying the selected essay category and topic from the attached Categories List.
  • No work may be more than 3500 words. Submissions over the word count will be disqualified.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online.
  • Include a cover letter noting the word count and writing
  • Each author may submit up to two (2) unique
  • Essays must be submitted electronically.

Author Bios

Submissions must include author biographies not to exceed one paragraph and may include links to personal websites.

Submission Deadline

October 31, 2023 with a targeted publication date of July 2024.


Submit documents/inquiries to:

Essay Categories

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Allies
  • Colorism
  • Community
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family
  • Finances
  • Global issues
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Historical
  • Housing
  • Income
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Media
  • Mentoring
  • Personal
  • Policing
  • Politics
  • Psychological
  • Religion
  • Sociological
  • Social media
  • Socio-economic

On behalf of the Journal of Colorism Studies, thank you for your support and submissions.


Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth

Dr. Reynaldo Evangelista

Dr. Darian Senn-Carter