Oregon Humanities magazine is seeking submissions for the fall/winter 2011 issue on the theme ³Here.² We¹re interested in nonfiction writing that explores human relationships to place. Writers may wish to consider how places that are important to us shape and affect our individual and collective identities and explore our obligations to these places.
Additional topics may address the following questions: How has the idea of regionalism changed over time? How do our commitments and loyalties to place figure in to our relationship with broader national and global communities? When does localism become territorialism? We are interested in writing that explores this theme in history, literature, art, politics, and other disciplines of the humanities. We appreciate submissions that include Oregon sources, stories, and locales, but will also consider work that explores this theme in broader and more universal ways.
We welcome all forms of nonfiction writing, including scholarly essays, personal essays, and journalistic articles. We accept proposals and drafts of scholarly and journalistic features, which range between 2,500 and 4,000 words in length. We accept drafts only of fully developed personal essays that consider larger thematic questions; 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, Best American Essays, and numerous college textbooks.
If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please visit our website http://www.oregonhumanities.org/ to read the current issue and the Guidelines for Writers. Then, submit a proposal or draft by Monday, June 20, 2011, to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by post to Kathleen Holt, Editor, Oregon Humanities magazine, 813 SW Alder Street, Suite 702, Portland, Oregon, 97205. No phone calls, please.