Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Originally established as a literary journal in 1976 by Indiana University professor Luis Dávila, Chiricú, with twenty-six previous editions, has been a venue for Latina/o humanities for nearly forty years. In its new format as a refereed, electronic and print-on-demand journal, Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures bridges the academic-community divide in Latina/o culture. Through the publication of interviews, Latina/o art and literature, and scholarly articles and reviews, the journal aims to reach a broad audience, fostering dialogue among authors, artists, filmmakers, academics, and activists. We are particularly interested in work that deals with the heterogeneity of Latina/os in the United States and hemispheric flows of culture and ideas. A bi-annual publication, we accept submissions in English, Portuguese, or Spanish, and welcome short texts in Quechua, as well.

 

Section Policies

Scholarly Article

Scholarly article in MLA format, 6,000-10,000 words.

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Film Review

Solicited film reviews only, 500-1,000 words.

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Interview

Interviews with authors, filmmakers, journalists, etc., no more than 8000 words.

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Essay - critical and creative non-fiction

Commentaries, editorials, and creative essays include photo essays and reflections, no more than 10,000 words.

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Creative Submission - poems, short stories, narratives

Short story and poetry of any length not to exceed 10,000 words.

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Image

Art, photography, graphic design. Please see submission guidelines for formatting requirements.

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Book Review

Solicited book reviews only, 500-1000 words.

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Peer Review Process

Chiricú Journal adheres to a policy of blind peer-review. In order to ensure appropriate review, author name(s) should appear only on the title page and internal identifications within the text should be avoided. Manuscripts that have already appeared in any other published form or are under review at any other journal will not be considered.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Frequency

Chiricú Journal is published in the Fall and Spring.