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Academic Articles are academic and scholarly essays that are well structured, have a convincing argument and form, follow academic convention, and are appropriately sourced. Generally submission are 3,000 to 4,500 words. Academic Articles are subject to double-blind peer review.
For our section Creative Criticism we solicit submissions under a broad ambit; we seek writers who are reflecting explicitly on their methods, practices, positionings, etc., as academic writers and/or creative practitioners. We provide space for autoethnographic explorations; lyrical, personal essays; creative non-fiction approaches; imagined dialogues; experimental oddities in which form charts “thinking in/as writing” (and vice versa); collaborative conversations and “inter-views”; interdisciplinary detournements; and even multimodal, hyperlinked, digital innovations. Generally submissions are 3,000 to 4,500 words. Creative Criticism are subject to double-blind peer review.
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