* Submissions for Nikkei+ closed on September 30, 2013. Thank you very much to everyone who submitted stories!
Being Nikkei is inherently a state of mixed traditions and cultures.
For many Nikkei communities and families around the world, it is common to use both chopsticks and forks; mix Japanese words with Spanish; or celebrate the New Year’s Eve countdown with champagne and Oshogatsu with ozoni and other Japanese traditions.
Rather than defining “being Nikkei” as being made up of fractions of combined traditions, we prefer to think of it as a rich culture and identity that is enhanced by the multiplicities.
We invite you to submit personal stories and essays, memoirs, academic papers, book reviews, and other prose genre that share your thoughts on how Nikkei around the world perceive and experience being multiracial, multinational, multilingual, and multigenerational. It is our hope that by sharing the multitudes of our experiences, we enhance our ability to better understand who Nikkei are.
All stories submitted for our Nikkei Chronicles #2: Nikkei+ ~ Stories of Mixed Language, Traditions, Generations & Race ~ that meet the project guidelines & criteria will be published in the Discover Nikkei Journal section as part of the Nikkei+ series. Multiple entries per author will be accepted.Submissions accepted from April 1 until September 30, 2013 at 6pm (PST).
In addition, each piece submitted to the Nikkei+ anthology will be eligible for selection as our readers’ favorites. Four stories from Nikkei+—one each in the English, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese language categories—will be selected by our Nima-kai community as their “favorites” through an online voting process. The top favorites will be announced in December 2013 and translated into all four site languages, to be published on Discover Nikkei in Spring 2014.
Questions that might be addressed in your submitted work (but are by no means limited to) include:
If you have a question about whether your idea or topic is appropriate for this project, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
In order to include your story in the Nikkei+ project, please review the following instructions:
All submissions must be related to Nikkei experiences, history, and/or culture. Articles must meet the following length, format, and languages criteria:
Note: If you have other types of Nikkei-related stories that don’t fit within the Nikkei+ project theme, you can still submit them!
Check out regular Discover Nikkei Journal submission guidelines >>
We encourage applicants to submit at least 1-2 photos to illustrate your story.
The deadline for submissions will be rolling: April 1, 2013 until September 30, 2013 at 6pm (PST). Stories will be published on Discover Nikkei beginning in May, so don’t wait until the end to submit!
Multiple submissions are accepted; however we only accept email submissions.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? GET WRITING & SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO DISCOVER NIKKEI!
E-mail your submission to Editor@DiscoverNikkei.org with subject title:
“Nikkei+– [Contact person’s name]”
Contact us at Editor@DiscoverNikkei.org if you have any questions.
Thanks to Patricia Wakida for helping us pull this project together, Jay Horinouchi for designing our cool Nikkei+ logo, and our wonderful volunteers who help us review, edit, upload, and promote this project!
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