The Documentary Arts Fund for Writers

The Documentary Arts Fund for Writers is available by Editor invitation only.

Funds are available on a first-come basis.

Local Learning publishes the Journal of Folklore and Education (JFE), a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access journal that publishes work representing ethnographic approaches that tap the knowledge and life experience of students, their families, community members, artists, and educators in K-16, higher education, museum, and community education. We particularly welcome submissions inclusive of perspectives and voices from represented communities. Co-authored articles that include teachers, administrators, artists, students, or community members offer opportunities for multiple points of view on an educational program or a curriculum.

Author revisions following peer review are critical to the excellence of the journal and integral to the writing process. The JFE Editorial Board recognizes that for some authors, writing and revision are done in addition to other work commitments. This honorarium of up to $100 may support some of the work of making a submission publication-ready—including preparing media such as photos or videos.

The Documentary Arts Fund for Writers recognizes the work of preparing a manuscript for publication. Editors will invite authors during the JFE review process to apply. Early submissions to the JFE Call for Submissions have a higher likelihood of accessing this limited fund.

Note: acceptance of funds indicates the Author(s) agree to submit the revised draft to the JFE Editors within the time specified by the Editors. Receipt of a Documentary Arts Fund for Writers honorarium does not guarantee publication—all revised submissions will be subject to further review.

Since 1985 Documentary Arts has worked to broaden public knowledge and appreciation of the arts of different cultures in all media. JFE is grateful for the Govenar Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas and Documentary Arts’ support of this funding for authors.