OtherWise Christian Call for Articles

In addition to welcoming (informal) book proposals, OtherWise Engaged Publishing is also planning to extend the OtherWise Christian series. Now that OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance is launched, we are starting to pull together calls for content for several additional volumes.

Existing Volumes:

Anticipated volumes include:

  • OtherWise Christian 3:
    More on the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8
    • Tentative subtitle: What Shall Prevent Me?
    • Fresh reflections on the Ethiopian eunuch. How does this prominent story inspire you?
    • More detailed call for articles
    • Anticipated contributions from: Peterson Toscano, Monica Joy Cross, Eric Thomas, Mir Plemmons, Brendan Boone
    • Deadline: August 1, 2020 
  • OtherWise Christian 4:
    Intersex Experience and Perspectives
    • Tentative subtitle: Intersex in God’s Image
    • Exploring intersex experience in Christian tradition including:
      • personal reflections on lived experience (and relating it to scripture)
      • an intersex view of eunuchs and other biblical texts
      • reflections on dynamics around visibility, invisibility, justice, liberation, and other related social realities
    • More detailed call for articles
    • Anticipated contributions from Lianne Simon, Mir Plemmons, and more.
    • Initial deadline September 1, 2020 with work likely continuing through the fall
  • OtherWise Catholic (and Orthodox):
    • personal reflections on lived experience (relating it to scripture and/or tradition)
    • grappling with visibility, invisibility, justice, liberation, and other related social realities in Roman Catholic and other Apostolic traditions
    • survival and self-defense tips, skills, and pointers
    • Deadline TBD: Not before 2021
  • OtherWise (SD) Adventist
    • Reflections from OtherWise-gendered people with experience in Seventh-Day Adventist communities–whether you stayed or left or something else entirely
    • Anticipated themes include: Courage and Freedom, Strength and Vulnerability, Recovery and Restoration, Grief and Loss
    • Editors: Mx Chris Paige and Rev Mykal Shannon
    • Deadline TBD: Not before 2021
  • Responses to OtherWise Christian:
  • More Stories of Resistance
    • The first anthology (OtherWise Christian 2) has just been too much fun. Let’s do it again with new and different voices!
    • 1000-2500 words with an emphasis on lived experience, as well as some kind of connection to scripture
    • Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern representation are especially desired, as well as encounters with Islam and indigenous traditions. However, all are welcome!
    • Low and no disclosure submissions can be included anonymously or pseudonymously (i.e. with a pen name).
    • Open Invitation
    • Deadline TBD: Not before 2021

In general, authors are encouraged to aim for 1000-2500 words, except by special assignment. Please be in touch to discuss your ideas!