ABOUT THE JOURNAL
you are here: the journal of creative geography is published by graduate students in the School of Geography & Development at the University of Arizona. The journal is an annual publication that seeks to explore the concept of place through articles, fiction, poetry, essays, maps, photographs, and art.
you are here encourages submissions from geographers, historians, anthropologists, architects, scientists, writers, artists, and anyone else interested in exploring creative geography.
CALL FOR 2017 SUBMISSIONS
YOU ARE HERE 2017/2018: War
All I can say is, I was once like you, the apathy, the pity, the
ungrateful placement; and now my home is the mouth of a
shark, now my home is the barrel of a gun. I'll see you on the
--Warsan Shire, "Conversations about Home (at the Deportation Center)" from Our Men Do Not Belong to Us (2014)
you are here is an annual publication that focuses on a variety of ideas about how place is interpreted, experienced, and created. Submissions have historically been based in poetry, prose, photography, original artwork and critical commentary. We also encourage entries that utilize new and diverse forms of media including, but not limited to, video, audio, animation, comics, web and graphic design, interactive programming, papier-mâché, etc. Text, video, audio, image, and combinations of these formats will all be considered. This year, the journal will be presented in both a printed version showcasing an abbreviated selection, and an extended online edition highlighting a broader range of submissions.
All submissions must be received by July 24, 2017. Final selections will be made by October 2, 2017. Please note word and file size limits below (please use prudence regarding overall lengths if using multiple media formats). Please include with all submissions a cover letter containing complete contact information. Original material will not be returned unless requested. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed (along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope) to:
you are here
School of Geography and Development
University of Arizona
ENR2 Building, South 4th floor
P.O. Box 210137
Tucson, AZ 85721-0137
We will only consider three poems per author, so please select the work that fits best with the issue theme.
FICTION, NON-FICTION, & ESSAYS
Maximum length is 4,000 words. Shorter selections are more likely to be published. Writers are also encouraged to include photos, artwork, etc. to accompany their piece (following guidelines below).
PHOTOGRAPHS, ART, MAPS, AND AUDIO/VISUAL FILES
Images and audiovisual files may be submitted via email if the total file size is less than 5MB. For larger images, our preference is to receive them via google drive. Images must be submitted in a .tiff file format at a resolution of at least 300 dpi at the size they are intended to be viewed online. You may also submit originals through the mail (address below), and you are here will convert them to this format. Audio or film submissions should be limited to 15 minutes; shorter works are welcome.
We encourage you to submit introductory text to accompany your images, film, or sound - please see text guidelines above. Please include your contact information (both email and postal addresses) on electronic or hard copy submissions. Finally, please include a SASE with correct postage if you want your work and/or disk returned to you.
you are here holds first North American rights on all published materials. After publication, you are here retains nonexclusive rights for the continued use of your work in both print and electronic forms. As to all other uses, you retain all rights. If you intend to sell any manuscripts or artwork previously published by you are here, we request that you acknowledge its first appearance in this journal.
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