Fwd: Museums Journal - Call for Submissions 2018 - "Alien"
Call for Submissions 2018
Fwd: Museums Journal - "Alien"

MISSION
Recognizing the need to critically transform museums, Fwd: Museums strives to create a space for challenging, critiquing, and imagining alternative modes of thinking and production within and outside of museums. This journal is produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Museum and Exhibition Studies Program.

THEME
In response to the 2016 election and its immediate aftermath, the theme of our third issue is “alien.” What does it mean to be “alien”? How can we unpack the term “alien” in the context of museums and cultural institutions?

Submission topics may include, but are not limited to:

· Museums as sites of social and political resistance
· Museums as sanctuary
· Politics of representation
· Repatriation of cultural heritage
· Engagement/detachment
· Examples of resistance in digital spaces
· Alienated labor
· Migration
· Terminology
· Othering of marginalized groups
· Queering museum spaces
· Experiences of alienation as a visitor


Fwd: Museums invites academic articles, essays, exhibition/book reviews, artwork, creative writing, experimental forms, and interviews. All submissions should follow the guidelines and relate to the journal’s mission statement. We strongly encourage reviews and interviews and require all other submissions to connect to the third issue’s theme, “alien.” Scholars, artists, practitioners, and activists from all fields are welcome to submit.

- Deadline: January 5, 2018 by 11:59 pm (CT)
- Writing: Chicago style (footnotes and bibliography) English manuscripts of up to 2,500 words (with exhibition/book reviews up to 1,000 words, and interviews/profiles up to 1,500 words) as .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. There is no minimum word count. Submissions that exceed our word counts will not be considered. Manuscripts written in languages other than English may be considered.
- Visuals: Low resolution B/W and color images of original artwork in TIFF or JPEG format. If your submission is selected, we will request high resolution images of 300 PPI at print size.
-Submission form: https://tinyurl.com/FMJalien2018

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Name
If submission is selected, this is how your name will appear in the publication.
Your answer
Submission Title
If submission is selected, this is how your title will appear in the publication.
Your answer
Email
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Mailing Address
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Phone Number
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Biographical Statement
If submission is selected, this is how your biographical statement will appear in our "About the Contributors" section of this issue. Please enter a short biographical statement of 50-75 words in third person. For example, "Chau is a teacher..." not "I am a teacher..."
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Are you a student?
How did you learn about the Fwd: Museums Journal?
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How does your submission relate to our mission statement and this issue's theme "alien"?
Mission statement: Recognizing the need to critically transform museums, Fwd: Museums strives to create a space for challenging, critiquing, and imagining alternative modes of thinking and production within and outside of museums. Theme: "Alien" - What does it mean to be “alien”? How can we unpack the term “alien” in the context of museums and cultural institutions? Please refer to theme description at the beginning of this form.
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If visual art submission is selected for this issue, are you open to sharing your contribution for Fwd: Museums promotional, outreach, and cover art design purposes?
The answer to this question will not affect our decision making process. If you are open to sharing your contributions, you will definitely be notified and credited.
Please email your doc, docx, rtf, tiff, or jpeg submission to fwd.museums@gmail.com with a subject line of "[Submission 2018 - Alien] YourName SubmissionTitle"
Before pressing "submit" on this google form, please confirm that you have emailed your submission. We conduct an anonymous review of submissions, so please do not write your name, email, or any other identifying information on the document itself (simply the title is fine), we will obtain all your information through this form. A note on submitting: We will only consider Chicago style (footnotes and bibliography) manuscripts of up to 2,500 words (with exhibition/book reviews up to 1,000 words, and interviews/profiles up to 1,500 words) as doc, docx, or rtf files. We will only consider visuals that are submitted in low-resolution B/W and/or color images of original artwork in TIFF or JPEG format and if visuals are selected, we will request high resolution images 300 PPI at print size.
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