Call for Submissions: Convergence 9

Call for Submissions: Convergence 9
Deadline: January 24, 2020
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 9
This is a call for submissions for the ninth issue 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, 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. We prioritize submissions that deal with issues local to the Montreal / Tio:tia’ke area.
Topics could include:
Prisons & prison abolition
Indigenous organizing
Resisting state violence
Intersections between food justice & anti-racist movements
Land, borders, & migration
Collective care & well-being within social justice movements
Supporting grassroots struggles in the long-term
Gender & sexuality
And a wide range of other topics!
Submission Guidelines
Please send your submissions to by Friday, January 24. Accepted submissions will be published online at and included in the print version, to be distributed by QPIRG-C and QPIRG-M at our offices and events. Contributors will be paid $100 for each accepted and published submission.
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! Won’t be able to make the deadline? You can still get in touch and we may be able to include your submission in a future edition.
For more information
Convergence Journal