Welcome to our third installment of Antho/Zine, an undergraduate venue from the team at Anthropology Now. Out vision for Anthro/Zine is to encourage student creativity through anthropology. To that end we publish works by college students and recent grads that explores their individual encounter with anthropology. If you’d like to submit something please consult our submission guidelines below.
Click on the cover or the hyperlink below to download a pdf of our latest issue:
Feel free to distribute this pdf electronically or by print. For more information on how students can submit their work see the call inside the pdf or check our call for submissions. We are primarily interested in publishing the creative and the personal rather than research. Written works should be short or even very brief, visual works are encouraged.
December issue: Poetry, photography, reflections, and research
Table of contents
Return to the Nacerima
- Nineteen intrepid students venture back to check in on the most notorious tribe in the Western hemisphere
Shackles of Society
- Anastasia Spanhake
- Moushmi Fa’amate
The Fast Fast
- Sam Atkinson
A Visual Anthropology Perspective on Madrid
- Sophia Schultz
A Change is Still Going to Come…
- Elexus Buckner
My Anthopological Life
- Myriam Valentina Delice
Hojo Masako: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Then and Inspiration for Now
- Alex Ayerdi
Childbirth: Which side will you choose?
- Madeline Bauer and Sommer Clegg
Palangi by Blood, Samoan by Experience
- Jess Thompson
- Ethan Putman
Interested in seeing your work published in Anthro/Zine? We want to see what you’ve been up to!
We are looking for undergraduate authors who can communicate their personal connection to the object of their study. How does your identity or personal history interact with your experience of anthropology? What drew you to this line inquiry? To this end we are making an open call for the following:
- Personal reflections on academic topics, current events
- Reviews of books, movies, museum installations, etc.
- Stories that relate personal experiences or observations
- Poetry and creative writing
- Artwork and photography
Written works should be creative and engaging and should abstain from jargon, artistic works should be relevant to the issue theme and anthropology broadly construed. Bibliographies are not necessary unless you are including a direct quote in your piece. If so then use APA style in footnotes.
Generally we are looking to publish shorter works, including some that are very brief. If you have a longer piece consider trimming it down before submitting it. Suggested lengths: “Letters” – about 200 to 600 words; “Articles” – about 800 to 1500 words; “Features” – about 2000 to 2500 words.
We publish three issues a year: April, September, and December. We are currently collecting submissions for our December issue which is open topic.
April will be organized around the theme of the Environment and Ecology with submissions due March 15, 2016. The September issue will be themed around Ethnography and Methodology.
1. Feel free to direct questions to email@example.com before you submit.
2. For written works use single spacing, no formatting, and save the piece as a .doc file. Embedded hyperlinks are okay, but we are not doing multimedia yet.
- Name your file LastnameFirstname.doc.
- Visual works should be in a .jpg file, or if already uploaded to a streaming service then sharing the URL link without an attachment is fine.
- Do not submit a .doc with embedded images, send the image files separately. Do not submit .pdf files.
3. Send the file(s) as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the subject line use some of the genre terms in bold from the call for submissions to describe the type of submission you are making. Here just say what it is, not what it is about.
- For written works follow this with a number representing the word count, for visual works write “visual” after the genre term.
4. In the body of the email include:
- Your name, school, class year, and major.
- Write a 1-3 sentence bio about yourself in the third person, include something about your future plans. Then state briefly what the submission is about.
- You do not need to submit a resume.
5. Please submit early. You are welcome to submit multiple works. Submissions will be acknowledged within three weeks.
- If you receive revisions you will be expected to make them promptly.