Namaste is the student human rights journal published through the University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute. The journal includes fiction and creative pieces, non-fiction papers, and essays, poetry, photography, and art work.
"Namaste" is a common Hindi greeting. The array of contexts in which it is used gives it a transcendent quality. It has, over time, come to be interpreted as something of a universal gesture of empathy and good will. With the publication of each issue of Namaste the Human Rights Institute seeks to evoke the very same sentiments that are embodied in the phrase from which it derives its name.
The 2012 Edition of Namaste is now available at the Human Rights Institute. Stop by for your copy today!
The editors of the forthcoming 2013 edition are Stephen Petkis and Surav Sakya. Interested in volunteering for the Editorial Board? Contact Stephen or Surav at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Submissions to the next edition of Namaste
Send all work to email@example.com.
We are requesting submissions for Namaste!!! Deadline March 1, 2013
We accept reports, essays, but also photography and poetry. If you are interested in submitting in any other medium please email the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ideas.
The theme for this year is human rights issues related to Health and/or Economic Human Rights. That said, the focus of your piece can relate to anywhere in the world.
The submission deadline is March 1, 2013; the submission criteria are listed below and the submission form can be accessed here. Please send your submissions to email@example.com.
All submissions must focus primarily on human rights and submitters are encouraged to choose a topic within economic or health human rights. That said, the piece's focus can be about any region of the world.
Papers, Essays, Reports, and the like...
Maximum 2,500 word count.
Times New Roman, 12 pt font.
Please cite with: APA (6th edition), Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition), or MLA (3rd edition). Don't know these referencing systems off the top of your head?? Here are some useful links:
Poetry and other artistic written word submissions...
Feel free to be as creative as you would like with the formatting and layout of the poem. However, please ensure that the poem can be fit within three pages on Microsoft Word. If you are working on a longer piece and would like to discuss possibilities for publication, please contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photography and other graphic submissions
Please submit photography in a jpeg, Microsoft Word, or Adobe PDF document. Please submit only up to ten photographs. The journal is physically 5 inches wide so we ask that you double-check that your submissions will still convey their desired messages at this size.
If you are interested in other forms of submissions please contact the editors at email@example.com.
Apply To Be An Editor for the 2014 Edition of Namaste
Namaste is the student human rights journal published through the University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute. Positions available include Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor(s). The Editorial Board is responsible for the entire production of the annual issue of Namaste under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Holzer, Faculty Advisor. The Editor positions are a year-long committee beginning in the Fall and will count towards your human rights internship credit in the Spring.
Applicants must submit an HRI Undergraduate Internship Application.
Application deadline September 15