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Call for Submissions

Posted: October 22, 2018

The CSE Institute and Survivor Leader Christine Stark are seeking personal narrative essays as well as analytical articles on the global sex industry to compile an international anthology entitled, “Looking Forward, Looking Back: An international anthology on the global sex industry.”  Submissions are due November 1, 2019.

We are looking for submissions that include personal narrative essays or analytical articles. Personal narrative essays can be written by those who have survived the sex industry as well as those who have organized to expose and end the sex industry or otherwise worked as direct service providers. For some, these categories overlap. If you are a survivor who has also organized and/or provided direct service, we encourage you to write about being both a survivor as well as providing direct services to those exiting the sex industry. Questions to consider: What happened? What were your experiences? Where and from whom have you found support and strength? When and where did your involvement begin? Why did you become involved with this issue? How have you been treated by others for being a survivor and/or doing this work?

Analytical articles can examine any aspect of the sex industry. For example, exploring the history of the abolitionist and feminist work against the sex industry from the 1880s to current times. Questions to consider: Who were the organizers? What were their analysis, public policies, and strategies? What were their motivations? What were and are the strengths, weaknesses, successes, and outright failures of their organization and analysis of the sex industry?

In addition, we are looking for articles that focus on the direct services that have been and are offered to victims/survivors today. Questions to consider: What has been successful (or unsuccessful) in the provision of service delivery and why?  Submissions should address the multiple intersections victim/survivors embody including gender, sexual orientation, race, class, disabilities, etc. and how and why these intersections affect direct service provision.

We are also looking for articles that focus on future strategies to end the sex industry. Questions to consider: What should the future hold regarding work to end the sex industry? Describe and analyze the “solution” or strategies that could be effective to ending prostitution.

Please note that these are merely suggestions of what you can write about. Feel free to explore your own interests.

All submissions should be sent to on or before May 31,2019. Submit your writing in Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spaced, with title centered, name and email in upper left corner, and page numbers centered at the bottom. Personal narrative essays should be limited to 1,000 to 4,000 words. Analytical articles should be limited to 1,000 to 12,000 words.

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