West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
VOICES is a student-led, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that seeks to help social workers raise their voices around issues of social justice. The inaugural issue was published in Spring 2011. That fall the journal's pioneering editors, Kristin Bartell, Elena Gregorio, and Burgandy Holiday, presented their work at the annual meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in Atlanta.
For our Spring 2014 publication, we are seeking original submissions of articles or essays of 1,000 words or fewer, poetry, or photo-voice pieces. Students and alumni of the MSW Program are welcome to submit.
Photo-voice is a new feature of our journal. Also known as photo elicitation, photo-voice is a method of qualitative inquiry grounded in feminist theory where lived experience is privileged and created in community. If you choose to submit a photo-voice piece, we invite you to take a picture of anything that represents an issue of social justice or your developing social work identity. Please send a high-resolution .jpg file of the photo, along with a description of no more than 250 words. Express the subject of the picture, how you have interpreted the meaning, and what it communicates about social justice or your developing social work identity.
Please send all submissions for VOICES to Dr. Julie Tennille, faculty advisor. The journal has rolling submissions which will be reviewed as we receive them. All submissions will be de-identified before student editors review, and we will notify you of our publication decision by Feb. 1, 2014.
Sally Eberhardt, MSW candidate '15
Jesse Glenn, MSW candidate '14
Maggie Hegney, MSW candidate '15
Bridget McGovern, MSW candidate '15
Dr. Julie Tennille