First Person Scholar: Call for Collaborators

Guest Editor: Spring/Summer 2020


First Person Scholar is a University of Waterloo Games Institute-affiliated, middle-state, open-access web publication committed to diverse, intersectional, and social-justice-minded games scholarship. We are looking for a Guest Editor to head up the last of our 2019-2020 series of special issues highlighting under-represented and/or marginalized identities and communities in games.

This time around, we are looking to run a special issue specifically highlighting queer and trans people of colour. If you identify yourself as belonging to both of these intersections, we’d like to work with you and give you a platform to highlight critical issues in games that matter to you.

This is a paid position. Guest Editors receive an honorarium of approximately $2500 CAD for their work over the course of a semester.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief to determine topic, theme, and scope of the issue
  • Draft a call for papers for the special issue, to be disseminated on social media by FPS
  • Recruit a group of 4-5 contributors who will each contribute a written article as part of the issue
  • Receive first drafts from each contributor, perform a first read, and provide general feedback/impressions/reading recommendations for each piece before passing them along to FPS staff for editing
  • Participate in a podcast with FPS editors and guest participants (guest editor’s choice) on a topic that intersects with the special issue


  • Are you interested in games–writing, designing, playing, just thinking about them? Rad, you meet the requirements
  • This opportunity is for folks who identify both as a person of colour, and as queer, or trans, or any intersection thereof
  • Editing experience is not required, but it’s nice!

Email your CV and Cover Letter to Chris at by no later than April 30th.