Call for Submissions

This blog provides a venue for APA members to share their perspectives and experiences on a variety of issues, and we are invested in making sure the blog’s content addresses your interests. To that end, the editorial team seeks proposals, submissions, and suggestions for posts for the blog. This includes topics that you’d like to read about, as well as specific pitches for posts that you might like to write or see written. The editorial team will be accepting pitches, submissions, and suggestions on a rolling basis. Our policy is to publish work authored by APA members; however, we may consider submissions from non-members in unusual circumstances or on special topics.  If you have an idea, let us know via the submission form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

The types of submissions we are currently seeking include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Philosophy remains one of the least diverse academic disciplines. Do you have suggestions for making the discipline more inclusive on the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level? The APA blog aims to continue ongoing discussions and begin new ones.
  • Issues in Philosophy: Do you have an opinion about public philosophy, adjunctification, philosophy in prisons or schools, the relationship between philosophy and other academic disciplines, or another issue relevant to the profession? We’d love to post your considered opinions on the blog.
  • Research: Are you working on a funded project that you would like to let the philosophical community in on? If you have a CFP for conferences, special journal issues, edited collections, or a recently published collection or manuscript, or if you know of anyone who is doing some really interesting work, please let us know.
  • Service: Do you have success stories to share about how you have handled service obligations in the profession? For instance, have you completed an article review that has taken your own research in a different direction? Have you worked on a tenure packet that gave rise to different approaches to your own career? If so, we’d love for you to share your story with us.
  • Teaching: Have you had success with a novel approach in the classroom? Share your results. Or do you have an upcoming class that you aren’t entirely confident on how to approach? Let us know so that we can crowdsource strategies. Approaches or concerns about pedagogy, assessment tools, or course design are all welcome.
  • Work/Life Balance: Life and work can be stressful. How do you cope? Do you have interests and hobbies? Are you a ‘multipotentialite’ with diverse passions? Share your strategies and diversions with us! On the blog, we’ll be including profiles of APA members that spotlight what captures their interest not only inside the office but also outside it.
  • Public Philosophy

We also have a number of special series including:

  • Black Issues in Philosophy offers announcements, discussions, critical reviews, opinionated statements (op-eds), and philosophical suggestions, ideas, or explorations relevant to the status of philosophers of African descent and readers interested in such issues.
  • Women in Philosophy informs people throughout the field of philosophy about new ideas relevant to the study of gender, publicizes events of interest to people involved in such studies, and serves as a place of dialogue for people seeking a better understanding of gender.
  • Early Career Research Spotlight introduces Blog readers to the research of new scholars in the field of philosophy through interviews on their work.
  • Recently Published Book Spotlight informs readers about new monographs by interviewing the authors.

The APA blog also has partnerships with publications such as Aeon, where we cross-post ideas articles.  Read more about the types of ideas that we’re looking for in this interview.

We want to share perspectives from a broad array of APA members and aim to highlight the activities being undertaken by the APA, as well as provide a forum where the APA leadership and membership can communicate with one another more effectively.

We look forward to reading about your ideas for the blog!  Please submit them via the submission form.