Deadline: 27 November 2013
Open to: people interested in contributing to the IGLYO on… magazine with relevant knowledge and experience in the field.
Benefits: practicing your writing skills with professional editors and seeing your work in print in this magazine
IGLYO is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization. Created in 1984, today the IGLYO network is an important meeting point for LGBTQ youth in the European region.
They are excited to offer IGLYO members, friends, and LGBTQ activists around the world the possibility of contributing to their next issue of the quarterly bulletin IGLYO on… In line with the recent Study Session ‘Equality in Action’ that was held at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg in September, the next issue will be titled IGLYO on Advocacy, where they will highlight approaches, strategies and good practice of advocating for LGBTQ youth and students causes and rights.
IGLYO believes that the practice of advocacy is the pursuit of influencing outcomes. More specifically, advocacy is the deliberate process of influencing those who make or have responsibility for implementing policy decisions. As such, the word ‘advocacy’ is quite pliable and is used variously to suit organisational agendas. It is understood in terms of the work of an organisation does and the fundamental mission of the organisation (IGLYO Position Paper on Education 2012).
People interested in contributing to the IGLYO on… magazine with relevant knowledge and experience in the field.
The benefits include practicing your writing skills with professional editors and seeing your work in print in this magazine.
They are looking for 6 articles of around 800-1000 words each for this issue. If you are interested in contributing, and have relevant knowledge/experience in the field, please choose a topic from the list below, and send an email to the secretariat at email@example.com. You can also suggest a topic of your own choice, as long as it is related to perspectives of LGBTQ young people on the topic of advocacy.
- Tools for advocating for LGBTQ youth and students
- Individual skills for LGBTQ youth and student advocacy
- Strategic thinking and advocating for LGBTQ youth and students
- Effective planning for LGBTQ youth and student advocacy
- Using media and communications for LGBTQ youth and student advocacy
Interested contributors are welcome to contact the organizers no later than 27 November 2013 with 1) the article (in a Word Document format), 2) a short paragraph describing the author and author’s work/activism. You may also submit your photo for the article.
If you are interested, you are encouraged to inform the organizers in advance of the final deadline to ensure they have a variety of perspectives. All inquires and submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IGLYO on Advocacy will be published in December 2013.
The official call for submissions is AVAILABLE HERE.