CONVERGENCE: Call for submissions

Call for Submissions: Convergence 7
Deadline extended to June 28, 2016

-> About Convergence
Published by QPIRG McGill and QPIRG Concordia, Convergence is a Montreal-based journal highlighting undergraduate and community contributions to social justice research and art.
Convergence is the name we give to an event that unites different people, ideas, and approaches in a common project. As a noun, it simultaneously describes the group of students and community members who, together, form the content of this project–the variety of social justice and community-based research and educational approaches, from honours theses driven by community needs to political pamphlets, radio interviews, art installations, or photo essays–and the movement between university work and community activism.
In its form as a verb, Convergence is a taking-on of injustice: where students, community members, approaches, and ideas encounter political and social problems, where research converges on the powerful territory of academia to insist on alternatives. We hope this small convergence of people and ideas ultimately takes on a life of its own, encouraging and creating space for intellectual work rooted in community struggles and movements and committed to fighting for justice.
-> Convergence 7 and the Radical Research Mixtape
This is a call for submissions for the seventh issue of Convergence, as well as for the Radical Research Mixtape that will be accompanying the online and printed version of Convergence! We are seeking submissions on a wide range of issues and ideas from students or community members, with a focus on community-based social justice research. We are looking for creative formats, such as artwork, photo essays, community based art installations, recipes, interactive maps and charts, video games, music, poetry, cultural expression,and podcasts, as well as a variety of written contributions, including research essays, investigative articles, interviews, and roundtables.
Topics could include:
Indigenous organizing
Resisting state violence
Intersections between food justice and anti-racist movements
Queer ecology
Collective care and well-being within social justice movements
Emotional labour
Supporting grassroots struggles in the long-term
And a wide range of other topics!
-> Submission Guidelines
Please send your submissions to by Monday, June 15 (deadline extended to June 28). Accepted submissions will be published in the journal, added to the mixtape, and/or posted online at on the format).
If you have an idea and want support to make it happen (e.g. if you want to interview an organization but aren’t sure how to get in contact with them), please contact us before the deadline!
For more information:
Convergence Journal