Call for Papers Issue No.Iek/2024 'Decolonising Gadje Narratives'

We are excited to announce our first call for papers for the No.Iek/2024 issue Decolonising  Gadje Narratives,” featured in Romnja Magazine, the heart of the Romnja Feminist Library. Our No.Iek/2024 issue theme aims to enlighten Romani women and girls unique and diverse experiences and to encourage meaningful dialogue around crucial topics.

About us

The Romnja Feminist Library serves as a platform for knowledge production, centering the past, present, and future of Roma Feminism. Our mission extends beyond being a repository of information; we aim to create spaces for Romani women and girls and give visibility to the multitude of Romani women writers, researchers, activists, students, and girls who face challenges in publishing their work within an industry predominantly dominated by white cis men.

We invite submissions from Roma women and girls across Europe to contribute to our upcoming publication. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender and migration
  • Body and sexuality
  • Feminists and LBQ women navigating mainstream spaces
  • Narratives of Roma women in crisis 
  • Transgenerational voices of Roma Girls

Importance of chosen topics: These topics were chosen for their significance in the lives of Roma women and girls. Recognizing the lack of representation in mainstream narratives, this call aims to address and rectify the absence of perspectives from Roma women and girls on these important topics.

Submission guidelines:

  • Paper: Submit your draft article or proposal.
  • Format: Submissions in Word or Google Docs are preferred. Ensure your document includes a title, an abstract (maximum 500 words).
  • Biographical information: Include a short bio (up to 200 words) highlighting your background, experience, and any relevant affiliations.
  • Contact references: Provide two contact references, including email addresses and/or phone numbers.
  • Originality: Submissions should be original and not published elsewhere. The received proposals will undergo an anti-plagiarism software.
  • Deadline: Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM (CET) on the 15th of March 2024.

Language: We invite contributions in the following languages: Romani, English  Spanish, Romanian, German, Hungarian, Serbian, Polish.

Language choices are made based on the expertise of our editors. We are aware that publications in Romani language are in need of special protection and we are open to have a constructive dialogue with the respective authors.

Selection: The selection committee will select 5 original and unpublished articles.

Selected articles will be awarded with 200€  and you will hear from us by the beginning of April.

 Peer to Peer guiding process: Selected articles will go through a peer-to-peer guiding process. The aim of this is to create a Romnja space for learning, thinking and reflecting, and transferring knowledge from Romnja to Romnja.

Editor information: We will make sure to find a best fit editor according to language and topic of interest for the peer to peer guiding process.

Publication and Social Media promotion: Selected articles will be published in the Romnja Magazine section of the Romnja Feminist Library and promoted on our social media channels. 

All proposals should be sent to office@romnjafeministlib.com  no later than 15th of March 2024.

Please find the call here in the following languages too: RomaniSpanish, Romanian, German, Hungarian, Serbian, Polish

Contact us: If you have any questions, please contact us by email:office@romnjafeministlib.com

In solidarity,
Romnja Feminist Library team

1. Iek means one in Romani language. In alignment with our commitment to resisting linguistic colonization, we intentionally incorporate words in the Romani language throughout our content. This serves as an act of reclamation and preservation, acknowledging the cultural significance and resilience of the Romani communities. 

2.  Gadje – means non-Roma in Romani language.

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