Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Oregonians who have something to say about how fame, celebrity, infamy and pageantry shape American culture are invited to submit an essay or article for Oregon Humanities magazine’s spring 2013 issue on the theme “Spectacle.”
Contributors are encouraged to visit oregonhumani-ties.org to review the guidelines, download the complete call for submissions and familiarize themselves with the publication. No phone calls, please.
Submit a proposal or draft by Nov. 13 by email to email@example.com or post to Kathleen Holt, editor, Oregon Humanities magazine, 813 S.W. Alder St., Suite 702, Portland, OR 97205.
Oregon Humanities magazine, a triannual publication, welcomes all forms of nonfiction writing, including scholarly essays, journalistic articles and personal essays.
The magazine accepts proposals and drafts of scholarly and journalistic features, which generally range between 2,500 and 4,000 words in length.
It also accepts drafts only of personal essays that consider larger thematic questions in well-developed, nuanced ways; essay submissions should run no longer than 2,000 words. All contributors receive an honorarium. Currently the magazine is distributed to more than 12,000 readers.
Essays from Oregon Humanities have been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize anthology, Utne Reader and Best American Essays.
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