Theme: The Politics of Health & Well-Being

Health and well-being are wrapped up in our social, political, and economic norms and forced living conditions. While power and the influence of capitalism, arguably, should not have an impact on whether an individual, group or community has access to the care needed to live a healthy life - the reality doesn't mirror that framework. Instead, we are put at risk by a health care system funded by corporations that aim to conflate profitability with the well-being of human beings and the environment.

Well-being as a concept and as a policy framework has been researched and debated extensively in the fields of Humanities, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Human Services. However, the discipline of Politics or even a political analysis on the topic has been largely shallow in their analysis and critique of the system. Thus, leaving potentially important and critical insights absent from debates. In this year's final issue of CATALYST, we are looking for submissions that will highlight the intersections of health and well-being in our lives and lived structures and systems.

'What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? "

― Henry David Thoreau

“Bodies are not only biological phenomena but also complex social creations onto which meanings have been variously composed and imposed according to time and space.”
Katrina Karkazis, Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience

Types of submissions we accept.

  • Academic Articles
  • Commentaries
  • Poetry
  • Short stories (fiction/nonfiction)
  • Case Studies
  • Testimonials (inspired by personal experience)
  • Notes from the life of an organizer
  • Photography (with 50-100 word captions @ minimum) (high-resolution photos)
  • Videos (1-8 minutes) (with 50-100 word captions @ minimum) (.mov files only)
  • Audio files (1-8 minutes)  (with 50-100 word captions @ minimum) (prefer mp4 or mp3 files)

Text Requirements

  • 11-12 point font (Times, Arial, Helvetica)
  • Double spaced
  • MLA or APA citations
  • Hyperlinks also accepted

All submissions will only be accepted on submittable. See this link: to create an account. 

Email preventionagenda [at] with any questions. 72-hour standard wait time for responses.

Crystallee Crain, Ph.D.

About us
Prevention at the Intersections is a community-based organization that works to eliminate violence and harm within marginalized communities.

We are an international network of scholars and activists interested in bringing a critical, interdisciplinary perspective and a human rights approach that analyzes, researches, and organizes groups towards community action.

Our mission is to: create and implement transformative responses to violence and other forms of harm against marginalized communities. We do this by providing rigorous research, publication opportunities, and training programs.

We have been in existence for 10 years, to celebrate our anniversary of prevention science work and research we are publishing 4 issues annually of an online open-access journal on topics that intersect with prevention community violence, state oppression, and systemic inequality.

Open Call for Book Submissions for Publication

Open Call for Submissions: Prevention at the Intersections is now accepting writing submissions for publication. In our Open Call, we accept fiction, non-fiction, micro-fiction, and proposals for a publication series.  Proposals or manuscript submissions should be no more than 20,000 words. No short stories unless as a collection that totals no more than 20,000 words, please. We will review your manuscript submission and contact you on the viability of your submission. All accepted work will be open access publications and distributed by our organization in partnership with the author.

Submissions must:

  • Be no more than 20,000 words
  • Be original unpublished work
  • Be formatted in a word document (.doc, or docx) only
  • Be proof-read for typos, grammatical errors
  • Contain a plot, conflict of some sort, and engaging characters


  1. Proposals/ BriefManuscripts should not exceed 20,000 words, not including references, charts, and tables. (Accepted proposals and manuscripts can exceed this word count after being contacted by the editor)
  2. All manuscripts should conform to their respective citation (MLA, APA, etc).
  3. Please include page numbers.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions are evaluated with respect to the following criteria:

  • Theme. Proposals/Manuscripts should focus on a social or political issue.
  • Relevance. Proposals/Manuscripts should address a significant research social or political issue.
  • Organization and Coherence.  Proposals/Manuscripts should follow a logical structure, read clearly, and represent current or new ways of thinking about a topic.
  • Insight for Future Work. Proposals/Manuscripts should convey important implications for future creators.
  • Timeliness/Contribution. If appropriate to the type of manuscript, Proposals/Manuscripts should emphasize how the information will contribute to knowledge in the field.
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