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Call for Submissions & Artwork: "The Future(s) of Ethnic Studies"

bjanepr nineteen sixty nine is accepting creative works (images, film, sound, and text), scholarly essays, and book reviews for its first volume. Submissions may address the volume’s main theme or address another topic (see below).

The deadline for submissions is March 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

See here for our submission guidelines.

Contact Jason U. Kim ( for inquiries.

1. Main Theme: “The Future(s) of Ethnic Studies” (at least 2/3 of the published volume)

How has the field of Ethnic Studies transformed within the last forty years? What are some current examples of innovative and emerging work within the field? How do you envision the future of Ethnic Studies for the twenty-first century? This inaugural volume of nineteen sixty nine seeks to demonstrate the multiple ways in which scholarly and creative work in Ethnic Studies re-envisions the past, transforms the present, and re-imagines the future.As such, submissions could include topics as varied as: the future of Ethnic Studies and undocumented immigrants in Arizona, analyses of race in science fiction texts, creative works exploring the connections between race and technology, the ways in which globalization/transnationalism has affected race, etc.

2. Open Topic (at most 1/3 of the published volume)

Submissions may also be on any topic that falls under the purview of NSN’s mandate as described on our website.

Cover Art Competition

nineteen sixty nine is seeking original artwork for the cover of its inaugural issue. Submissions should reflect the main theme of the issue: “The Future(s) of Ethnic Studies.” We encourage contributors to make the theme their own and interpret it in inventive ways.

Submissions not chosen to appear on the cover will be considered for publication in the journal as a regular submission. Please keep in mind that this is a competition for cover art and not cover designs. Thus, submissions should not be in the form of a journal cover with title text, etc.

The deadline for this competition is March 1, 2012 at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time. The results will be announced on April 1, 2012.

Contact Kristen Sun ( for inquiries.

Images should be in a high resolution digital format, preferably in PNG, but JPEGs are also acceptable. Images must be 25 MB or less. The journal is formatted to be printed at 8.5” x 11”. Your image could be used to take up the entire cover or a smaller portion of it, depending on the dimensions of the image and the layout editor’s discretion.

In the Abstract section of the online submission form, contributors should include the title of the work, the year it was created, and the medium. An artist’s statement of 40 words or less is optional.

Submissions should also include a short biography of the artist, as indicated by the submission guidelines on our website.