1 Mar 2024
Call for Pitches for ALMANAC
Accepted until: March 1, 2024
Almanacs gather information from the past to help us foretell the future. As guidebooks, they might collect solar and lunar movements, celestial patterns, climate phenomena, and tidal changes. They might forecast the shifting of seasons to advise on the latency period of soil, the ideal time for planting seeds, and when to expect harvest. Almanacs range in methods, from prophecy to educated guesses, magic to alchemy, to science.
For this issue, and in celebration of C Magazine’s 40th year, we call up the strange and temporally spacious nature of almanacs to think about how past, present, and future inflect ongoing conversations among peers and predecessors in the arts. As artists and arts workers situated in colonial states where linear time is already ruptured, this issue asks: what has already occured? What is currently unfolding? What will happen? We welcome open interpretations of the theme, including responses to working in the contexts of settler colonialism on local and international scales.
Topics include but are not limited to: legacy and its effects, elders, new and folded publications, durational art, slow material processes and patterns, the chronology of community organizing, failed predictions, working under changing political climates, omens, visions, and fortunes. What is the state of collective feeling? Has your mind changed? How do we get to a liberated future when there are still constraints to naming colonial and other violences in the present? When do we harvest what we sow? How are you and your communities doing, thinking, creating, loving, and fighting in the long-term?
Thematic feature, artist project, and column pitches accepted until March 1, 2024. Review pitches, not required to be on theme, are accepted on a rolling basis.
Send pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a subject line that starts with the word PITCH and indicates the submission type (review, essay, interview, One Thing, for example).
Please include ~150 words about your subject and how you’ll approach it, including hyperlinks wherever relevant. An estimated word count is appreciated. If you have not written for us recently, include a link to your website—or a copy of CV—and one or two writing samples (ideally ones in a style similar to your pitched piece). We do not publish reprints or previously written pieces. Please see our writer’s guidelines for more information.
Thank you for understanding that due to capacity, we are unable to reply to all pitches.
Note about conflicts of interest: we do not accept pitches from platforms regarding their own programming.