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About Place Journal

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  • About this Magazine:

    About Place Journal is published by the Black Earth Institute with each issue having a specific theme and edited by one of our BEI Fellows.

  • Editor(s): Michael McDermott, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Pam Uschuk
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Online
  • Genres: Art, Audio, Cross-Genre, Drama, Fiction, Nonfiction, Photography, Poetry, Video
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (with notice)
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Reading Period: 01/01–03/01; 06/01–08/01
  • Response Time: 3 months
  • Payment: no
  • Contests: no
  • Founded: 2012
  • Issues Per Year: 2

Publisher’s description: About Place Journal (APJ) is the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute (BEI). APJ is published semi-annually with each issue on a specific theme chosen by the issue editor, one of the current BEI Fellows. Some of our recent themes have been Rewilding: Recovery, Remembrances, and Reconnection with the Ancestral Wild edited by Tammy Gomez; Political Landscapes edited by Taylor Brorby; South edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth; Animals Among Us edited by Todd Davis; and Reimagine Everything Differently :: Harambee edited by Mettta Sama.

The issue editor chooses the theme and the attendant call for submissions. The call is in line with the mission of BEI, to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world.

We publish prose of all forms, poetry, visual art, video of performance, photography, and music which fit the current theme.

We feature work from artists of all levels, from famous to emerging, that responds to our world in crisis yet presents the best of art. These pieces are often personal yet engaged, showing a path to a better world.

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