Literary, Non-literary, Reviews, and Artistic Submissions on "Conflict"
Call for Papers Deadline:
YOUR BLACK EYE: An e-Journal for Critical Consciousness
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE: DUE MAY 31, 2005
The theme for our second issue is "Conflict." We encourage contributors to interpret this word as they see fit. Generally, we seek original interviews, essays, poetry and fiction, art and photography, recordings (film or music), and reviews of music, books, and film. Visit the site and see "General Submission Guidelines" below for additional advice.
A "sub-theme" for our second issue is "Rejected Letters to the Editor." We would like to see letters about recent or relatively recent events/issues that you submitted to other publications, especially the Op/Ed pages of major periodicals. We also welcome you to interpret this call however you like, including letters that you know would be rejected from a certain publication. "Open letters" are also welcome.
We would be interested in receiving recordings of spoken word performances, rants, rap, and original music.
Your Black Eye has a rolling submissions policy; however, to receive full consideration for the second issue, please submit by May 31, 2005. We appreciate early submissions.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Inquiries and submissions can be made electronically through the e-mail address provided below.
GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Text: 5000 words or less, any genre, including: interviews, essays, fiction, poetry, hybrid forms, and reviews (music, movies, and events) in an MS Word format.
Videos: 10 minutes or less in Real Player or Windows Media Player formats.
Music: 10 minutes or less (mp3, wmv).
Hypertext submissions may be feasible: please inquire.
ALL submissions should have your name in the subject line and in the name of your file. For example, Subject line: Dick Cheney – Submission. Filename: "dick.doc"
If you would like to propose interview someone or simply propose an interview subject for an upcoming issue, please correspond with us through the e-mail address provided below.
Essays about any topic are welcome; but we prefer essays that are related topically to an upcoming issue theme.
POETRY AND FICTION
Poetry and Fiction—any style and about any topic—is welcome. However, we especially welcome works that are topically related to an upcoming issue theme.
ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY
We welcome image files of original art and photography. We prefer several, related pieces from a contributor, that are related to the tone of the Journal and theme of the issue.
BOOK, FILM, AND MUSIC REVIEWS
Unsolicited book, film, and music reviews will be considered. We are not, however, able to provide review copies of any material.
We would like reviews of the following books:
Accounting for Horror: Post-Genocide Debates in Rwanda (2004) by Nigel Eltringham
Beyond Neutrality: Confronting the Crisis in Conflict Resolution (2004) by Bernard Mayer
Fools Rush In: A True Story of War and Redemption (2005) by Bill Carter
Glimmer of a New Leviathan: Total War in the Realism of Niebuhr, Morgenthau, and Waltz (2003) by Campbell Craig
How to Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism (2005) by Jodie Evans, Alice Walker, Arundhati Roy, and Medea Benjamin
Imperial Hubris (2005) by Michael Scheuer (originally listed as "Anonymous")
Imprisoning America: The Social Effects of Mass Incarceration (2004) edited by Mary Pattillo, David Weiman, Bruce Western, and David F. Weiman
In the Shadow of No Towers (2004) by Art Spiegelman
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece (2004) by Michael Streissguth
Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett (2004) by Jennifer Gonnerman
Living in Prison: A History of the Correctional System with an Insider's View (2004) by Stephen Stanko, Wayne Gillespie, and Gordon A. Crews
The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military (2003) by Dana Priest
The New Imperialism (2004) by David Harvey
Regarding the Pain of Others (2004) by Susan Sontag
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda (2004) by Romeo Dallaire
A Terrible Love of War (2004) by James Hillman
When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda (2002) by Mahmood Mamdani
Why? The Deeper History Behind the September 11th Terrorist Attack on America (2003) by J.W. Smith
We would like to see reviews of the following films:
The Battle for Algiers
Starship Troopers (especially a comparison with the book)
A Very Long Engagement
We welcome reviews of recently recorded music or older material with contemporary exigency. Reviews of "significant" (you define) concerts or other musical events will also be considered. Keep in mind that we are more likely to publish reviews that connect in some way connect with the overall theme of the journal, and furthermore, the published theme for the upcoming issue.
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