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SPECS Journal Toy Edition


Deadline:
Mon Mar 15, 2010 00:00

Location:
United States of America

specs is now accepting critical and/or creative work for the 3rd volume on the theme of "Toys." For those who wish to submit work to specs, please read the following guidelines.

We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. Critical articles are peer-reviewed. We are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. We are particularly interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while riffing on the theme of "Toys" in multiple ways (philosophy, anthropology, mythology):

* Misfit toys
* Dioramas
* Lilliputia
* The multicultural body in toys
* Technophilia/ Techno-animism
* Automata & Clockworks
* Bobbleheads, Marytoshkyas, & Dashboard figurines
* Barbie Dolls / Action Figures / Gendered toys
* Neverlands/Wonderlands/Child Stars
* Toy as Totem: Models, Simulations, and Miniatures
* Marionettes
* Kawaii/Japanese toy culture
* Animals as accessories / Furries
* Prize in the box / Tchotchkes / Kitsch / Nostalgia
* Toy Mediums
* Sex toys
* Taxidermy / Living Dolls / Mannequins/ Replicants
* Commodified icons
* Pageantry

Online submissions are preferred (editors@specsjournal.org). For initial submissions we accept .jpegs or html links. Higher resolution images may be requested, if work is chosen for the print edition.

Deadline: March 15, 2010.


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specs journal


Deadline:
Mon Dec 15, 2008 00:00

Location:
United States of America

Call For Submissions--Specs

“Faux Histories”

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

The editors invite submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 2nd volume on the theme of “Faux Histories.” We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. The editors are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. The editors are particularly interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while riffing on the theme of “Faux Histories” in multiple ways, including:

- Manipulated Histories/Deep Time
- Synthetic Encounters /Textures/String Theories
- Apocryphal Technologies and Topographies
- End of History
- Planned Communities/Theme Parks
- Virtual Worlds/Mythical Creatures/Cyberculture
- Retrofuturism/Revisonary History/Counter Memories
- Transgenderisms
- Body Transformations/Plastic Surgery
- Transhumanism/Cyborgs/Posthumanism
- 2nd Life/Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs)/Video Games
- Adaptations/Hollywood/Celluloid Worlds
- False Memories/Déjà vu/Ersatz Affects

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2008.

Guidelines:
Please send all submissions in an .rft or .doc file in Times New Roman Font to editors@specsjournal.org Include a brief cover letter and indicate whether you wish to be considered for the print edition, the web edition, or both. Please also indicate the type/genre of submission in the subject heading (Poetry, Cultural Criticism, etc.).

Please limit prose submissions to less than 6000 words and poetry submissions to 10-12 pages.

Critical prose pieces will be peer reviewed. We accept simultaneous submission of creative work if indicated on the cover letter. Please inform us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.

For further guidelines visit our website at www.specsjournal.org


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Submissions


Deadline:
Fri Sep 21, 2007 13:59

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College. Our aim is to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

We invite submissions of critical and/or creative work for the print and web issue, and welcome cultural criticism, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, and pieces that blur genre boundaries.

We also seek works that force interactions between traditional print and digital media.

Please go to our website (www.specsjournal.org) for further information and submissions guidelines.