CALL for submissions

VOLUME TWO: Spaces, Places, Belonging


In Volume 2 we address themes such as public space, space of cinema, access to spaces (literal and figurative), belonging, relationship of race and gender to space, exhibition spaces, funding spaces, accessibility, space of social platforms, boundaries and borders, conflict over borders, expanding boundaries, globalism versus nationalism, are some spaces only for some people, safe spaces, should all spaces be diversified, should we have communities that only allow certain people access? We especially welcome papers and presentations that challenge the traditional boundaries of documentary media and demonstrate innovation in form and substance.

Submissions will be considered for inclusion in Pluralities: Volume 2.

For journal submissions please submit by January 1, 2019

PAPER Submissions

  • Abstract of no more than 500 words with three bibliographic sources.

  • Bio of no more than 250 words, noting academic or industry affiliation.

  • Full essays may be submitted for consideration. Please note if the essay has been published before and where.

  • Full essays should be between 1,000-10,000 words. We accept academic papers, book and film reviews, and articles of varying lengths.

  • Please use Chicago Manual Style for your submissions.

Project Submissions

  • Project submissions include creative works, video or audio essays, interactive media, multi-modal media and any work that does not fit under the paper submission category.

  • Please include any relevant links to the project.

  • Project description of 1-2 pages, and/or any accompanying writing or scholarship to be published alongside the project.

  • Bio of no more than 250 words, noting academic or industry affiliation.

  • If selected, third party clearances must be in place, and media made available for download by the Documentary Film Institute.

Please follow the secure link below for submission or send your entry to the journal editor soumyaa [at]