The Autoethnographer is an award-winning, non-profit, open-access, peer-reviewed, digital  literary and arts magazine open for submissions. Our independent  editorial team of international artists, performers, writers, and scholars invites evocative stories – sometimes textual, audio, visual, or multimodal – crafted in  conjunction with autoethnography that celebrate the intersection of personal expression and cultural inquiry. Simultaneous submissions to  other outlets are permissible so long as you notify us immediately  should you decide to publish elsewhere.

We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles at our magazine before submitting their work to us.

WHAT IS AUTOETHNOGRAPHY?

Autoethnography  is a qualitative research method that utilizes lived experience as evidence with which to explore cultural phenomena. It is often described  as a hybrid form of ethnography & autobiography in that autoethnographers use lived experience to explore cultural issues. Autoethnography then can be a purposeful short story, a video monologue, a gallery of images, a quilt, a song, a poem, a dinner menu, artwork, and even a live performance when such expressions also celebrate or investigate cultural experiences. The following may be of assistance:

We also recommend the following article as a user-friendly primer on the basics of autoethnography:

Consider the following discussions of autoethnography from the article above:

Autoethnographers recognize the innumerable ways personal experience influences the research process… Consequently, autoethnography is one of the approaches that acknowledges and accommodates subjectivity, emotionality, and the researcher’s influence on research, rather than hiding from these matters or assuming they don’t exist. [3]
When researchers write  autoethnographies, they seek to produce aesthetic and evocative thick descriptions of personal and interpersonal experience. They accomplish this by first discerning patterns of cultural experience evidenced by field notes, interviews, and/or artifacts, and then describing these patterns using facets of storytelling (e.g., character and plot  development), showing and telling, and alterations of authorial voice.
Thus, the autoethnographer not only tries to make personal experience  meaningful and cultural experience engaging, but also, by producing  accessible texts, she or he may be able to reach wider and more diverse  mass audiences that traditional research usually disregards, a move that can make personal and social change possible for more people (BOCHNER,   1997; ELLIS, 1995;  GOODALL, 2006; HOOKS, 1994). [14]

Adams, T., Ellis, C., & Bochner, A. (2011). Autoethnography: An overview. FQS, 12(1).

ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

  • https://theautoethnographer.com/
  • The Autoethnographer is primarily an English language publication. However, we do welcome  trans-languaging, multilingualism, and code-swithcing. If mutlilingual, the artist’s memo should provide useful context and translations that can help the reader embrace the work. If translated, we encourage submission of both the original language work and the English translation to highlight and celebrate the author’s linguistic choices.
  • Each year we also invite thematic submissions in addition to our general submissions; see our SUBMIT page for more info.
  • Contributors may be at any stage of their creative journeys and need not have previously published work.
  • Submissions are accepted 365 days of the year.
  • Because our focus is literary and expressive, works that are theoretical, academic, and/or philosophical are recommended for submission to The Journal of Autoethnography (unaffiliated).
  • We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles at our magazine before submitting their work to us.
  • Please review the Contract and Publication Rights at our website prior to submission; publication implies consent with this policy.

EVOCATIVE EXPRESSIONS ($25 USD/article)

Expressive works of any medium that have been created as, or in conjunction with, autoethnography. Author’s/Artist’s memos are required for submissions in this category; see below. Contact the [editor at theautoethnographer dot com] to explore alternatives.  For longer works, we welcome pitches for columns and ongoing features. Likewise, we may request to post your work over a number of articles  over time in order to create a more suitable audience experience. We pay $25 USD per article and request a $5 donation submission fee. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain the future of our non-profit magazine; thank you!! Response time is generally within 14 days or sooner.

  • WRITING (Fiction or Nonfiction; Flash) – No length requirement but we suggest 1000-2000 words max for readability, no minimum; for longer works, we may request serialization. You may also suggest columns and ongoing features. Please submit .doc/.docx files. Please follow APA 7 for general formatting of citations and references when applicable. Click me for more info.
  • POETRY/LYRICS – While single poems or song lyrics are appreciated and welcomed, we will give preference to a collection of poems or lyrics (3-10 works) due to their breadth and depth. You may also suggest columns and ongoing features. Please submit .doc/.docx files. For longer collections, we may request serialization.
  • AUDIO, VISUAL, PERFORMANCE: Creative, performing, and fine arts such as singing, spoken word, photography, assemblage, quilting, weaving, sculpting, dancing, potting, painting, drawing, cooking, metalwork, landscaping, make-up, tattooing, jewelry-making, fashion or home decor design, stand-up comedy, performative rituals, etc. should be represented visually or multimodally. No length requirement but please be sensitive to your viewer; for longer works or groups of images/videos/recordings we may  request serialization. You may also suggest columns and ongoing features. Work should be presented in .wav/.mp4/.mp3/.mov or .jpeg/.png and may be externally hosted at the time of submission (send the link). HD images and video should be readily available if work is accepted. Contact the  [editor at theautoethnographer dot com] if using another file format.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

  1. REVIEW EXAMPLES: We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles and memos at our magazine before submitting their work to us.
  2. REMOVE IDENTIFYING INFO: In order to preserve a fair and impartial vetting process, submissions are refereed anonymously; please ensure that where possible, no identifying information accompanies your submission. You are encouraged to use an alias if necessary for submission purposes; this can later be changed for publication.
  3. INCLUDE DETAILED AUTHOR'S/ARTIST'S MEMO (500-1000 words): An artist’s memo is your opportunity to contextualize or explain your submission in relation to autoethnography; it answers the questions “How is this work autoethnographic?" and "Which culture(s) or cultural issue(s) is/are being addressed?” Submissions that do not include a clear, detailed memo will not be considered for publication.

PAYMENT

We  pay $25 USD per article and request a $5 donation submission fee. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain the future of our non-profit magazine; thank you!!

"[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand." - Mark Twain  

American author Mark twain said it best when he wrote, “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” With the world ever balancing so much to cry about with so much to laugh about, The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine is excited to announce its call for submissions for the 2023 special issue, “Laughter.” Submissions will be accepted in any of our main categories (writing, poetry, multimedia, video, performance, photography, artwork, etc.) between June 1, 2022 and June 1, 2023 and may respond to the following prompts:

  • Tell us a story of lived experience in a unique cultural setting where laughter served as an effective weapon or response.     
  • Tell us a story of lived experience in a unique cultural setting where laughter occurred intentionally or unexpectedly.     
  • Tell us a story of humor typical to a specific culture.     
  • Tell us a culturally-specific story where a well-intended plan backfired leading to laughter.     
  • Tell us a culturally-specific story where laughter is metaphorical or symbolic in some way.     
  • Tell us a culturally specific story where laughter broke through tension or lightened a mood.  

Your work need not respond to the above prompts; these are merely suggestions or starting points. Accepted submissions will be published throughout 2023 as part of our special issue.

WHO ARE WE?

The Autoethnographer is an award-winning, non-profit, open-access, peer-reviewed, digital  literary and arts magazine open for submissions. Our independent  editorial team of international artists, performers, writers, and scholars invites evocative stories – sometimes textual, audio, visual, or multimodal – crafted in  conjunction with autoethnography that celebrate the intersection of personal expression and cultural inquiry. Simultaneous submissions to  other outlets are permissible so long as you notify us immediately  should you decide to publish elsewhere.

We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles at our magazine before submitting their work to us.

WHAT IS AUTOETHNOGRAPHY?

Autoethnography  is a qualitative research method that utilizes lived experience as evidence with which to explore cultural phenomena. It is often described  as a hybrid form of ethnography & autobiography in that autoethnographers use lived experience to explore cultural issues. Autoethnography then can be a purposeful short story, a video monologue, a gallery of images, a quilt, a song, a poem, a dinner menu, artwork, and even a live performance when such expressions also celebrate or investigate cultural experiences. The following may be of assistance:

We also recommend the following article as a user-friendly primer on the basics of autoethnography:

Consider the following discussions of autoethnography from the article above:

Autoethnographers recognize the innumerable ways personal experience influences the research process… Consequently, autoethnography is one of the approaches that acknowledges and accommodates subjectivity, emotionality, and the researcher’s influence on research, rather than hiding from these matters or assuming they don’t exist. [3]
When researchers write  autoethnographies, they seek to produce aesthetic and evocative thick descriptions of personal and interpersonal experience. They accomplish this by first discerning patterns of cultural experience evidenced by field notes, interviews, and/or artifacts, and then describing these patterns using facets of storytelling (e.g., character and plot  development), showing and telling, and alterations of authorial voice.
Thus, the autoethnographer not only tries to make personal experience  meaningful and cultural experience engaging, but also, by producing  accessible texts, she or he may be able to reach wider and more diverse  mass audiences that traditional research usually disregards, a move that can make personal and social change possible for more people (BOCHNER,   1997; ELLIS, 1995;  GOODALL, 2006; HOOKS, 1994). [14]

Adams, T., Ellis, C., & Bochner, A. (2011). Autoethnography: An overview. FQS, 12(1).

ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

  • https://theautoethnographer.com/
  • The Autoethnographer is primarily an English language publication. However, we do welcome  trans-languaging, multilingualism, and code-swithcing. If mutlilingual, the artist’s memo should provide useful context and translations that can help the reader embrace the work. If translated, we encourage submission of both the original language work and the English translation to highlight and celebrate the author’s linguistic choices.
  • Each year we also invite thematic submissions in addition to our general submissions; see our SUBMIT page for more info.
  • Contributors may be at any stage of their creative journeys and need not have previously published work.
  • Submissions are accepted 365 days of the year.
  • Because our focus is literary and expressive, works that are theoretical, academic, and/or philosophical are recommended for submission to The Journal of Autoethnography (unaffiliated).
  • We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles at our magazine before submitting their work to us.
  • Please review the Contract and Publication Rights at our website prior to submission; publication implies consent with this policy.

EVOCATIVE EXPRESSIONS ($25 USD/article)

Expressive works of any medium that have been created as, or in conjunction with, autoethnography. Author’s/Artist’s memos are required for submissions in this category; see below. Contact the [editor at theautoethnographer dot com] to explore alternatives.  For longer works, we welcome pitches for columns and ongoing features. Likewise, we may request to post your work over a number of articles  over time in order to create a more suitable audience experience. We pay $25 USD per article and request a $5 donation submission fee. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain the future of our non-profit magazine; thank you!! Response time is generally within 14 days or sooner.

  • WRITING (Fiction or Nonfiction; Flash) – No length requirement but we suggest 1000-2000 words max for readability, no minimum; for longer works, we may request serialization. You may also suggest columns and ongoing features. Please submit .doc/.docx files. Please follow APA 7 for general formatting of citations and references when applicable. Click me for more info.
  • POETRY/LYRICS – While single poems or song lyrics are appreciated and welcomed, we will give preference to a collection of poems or lyrics (3-10 works) due to their breadth and depth. You may also suggest columns and ongoing features. Please submit .doc/.docx files. For longer collections, we may request serialization.
  • AUDIO, VISUAL, PERFORMANCE: Creative, performing, and  fine arts such as singing, spoken word, photography, assemblage, quilting, weaving, sculpting, dancing, potting, painting, drawing, cooking, metalwork, landscaping, make-up,  tattooing, jewelry-making, fashion or home decor design, stand-up comedy, performative rituals, etc. should be represented visually or multimodally. No length requirement but please be sensitive to your viewer; for longer works or groups of images/videos/recordings we may  request serialization. You may also suggest columns and ongoing features. Work should be presented in .wav/.mp4/.mp3/.mov or .jpeg/.png and may be externally hosted at the time of submission (send the link). HD images and video should be readily available if  work is accepted. Contact the  [editor at theautoethnographer dot com] if using another file format.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

  1. REVIEW EXAMPLES: We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles and memos at our magazine before submitting their work to us.
  2. REMOVE IDENTIFYING INFO: In order to preserve a fair and impartial vetting process, submissions are refereed anonymously; please ensure that where possible, no identifying information accompanies your submission. You are encouraged to use an alias if necessary for submission purposes; this can later be changed for publication.
  3. INCLUDE DETAILED AUTHOR'S/ARTIST'S MEMO (500-1000 words): An artist’s memo is your opportunity to contextualize or explain your submission in relation to autoethnography; it answers the questions “How is this work autoethnographic?" and "Which culture(s) or cultural issue(s) is/are being addressed?” Submissions that do not include a clear, detailed memo will not be considered for publication.

PAYMENT

We  pay $25 USD per article and request a $5 donation submission fee. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain the future of our non-profit magazine; thank you!!

The Autoethnographer is an award-winning, non-profit, open-access, peer-reviewed, digital  literary and arts magazine open for submissions. Our independent  editorial team of international artists, performers, writers, and scholars invites evocative stories – sometimes textual, audio, visual, or multimodal – crafted in  conjunction with autoethnography that celebrate the intersection of personal expression and cultural inquiry. Simultaneous submissions to  other outlets are permissible so long as you notify us immediately  should you decide to publish elsewhere.

We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles at our magazine before submitting their work to us.

WHAT IS AUTOETHNOGRAPHY?

Autoethnography  is a qualitative research method that utilizes lived experience as evidence with which to explore cultural phenomena. It is often described  as a hybrid form of ethnography & autobiography in that autoethnographers use lived experience to explore cultural issues. Autoethnography then can be a purposeful short story, a video monologue, a gallery of images, a quilt, a song, a poem, a dinner menu, artwork, and even a live performance when such expressions also celebrate or investigate cultural experiences. The following may be of assistance:

We also recommend the following article as a user-friendly primer on the basics of autoethnography:

Consider the following discussions of autoethnography from the article above:

Autoethnographers recognize the innumerable ways personal experience influences the research process… Consequently, autoethnography is one of the approaches that acknowledges and accommodates subjectivity, emotionality, and the researcher’s influence on research, rather than hiding from these matters or assuming they don’t exist. [3]
When researchers write  autoethnographies, they seek to produce aesthetic and evocative thick descriptions of personal and interpersonal experience. They accomplish this by first discerning patterns of cultural experience evidenced by field notes, interviews, and/or artifacts, and then describing these patterns using facets of storytelling (e.g., character and plot  development), showing and telling, and alterations of authorial voice.
Thus, the autoethnographer not only tries to make personal experience  meaningful and cultural experience engaging, but also, by producing  accessible texts, she or he may be able to reach wider and more diverse  mass audiences that traditional research usually disregards, a move that can make personal and social change possible for more people (BOCHNER,   1997; ELLIS, 1995;  GOODALL, 2006; HOOKS, 1994). [14]

Adams, T., Ellis, C., & Bochner, A. (2011). Autoethnography: An overview. FQS, 12(1).

ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

  • https://theautoethnographer.com/
  • The Autoethnographer is primarily an English language publication. However, we do welcome  trans-languaging, multilingualism, and code-swithcing. If mutlilingual, the artist’s memo should provide useful context and translations that can help the reader embrace the work. If translated, we encourage submission of both the original language work and the English translation to highlight and celebrate the author’s linguistic choices.
  • Each year we also invite thematic submissions in addition to our general submissions; see our SUBMIT page for more info.
  • Contributors may be at any stage of their creative journeys and need not have previously published work.
  • Submissions are accepted 365 days of the year.
  • Because our focus is literary and expressive, works that are theoretical, academic, and/or philosophical are recommended for submission to The Journal of Autoethnography (unaffiliated).
  • We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles at our magazine before submitting their work to us.
  • Please review the Contract and Publication Rights at our website prior to submission; publication implies consent with this policy.

EVOCATIVE EXPRESSIONS ($25 USD/article)

Expressive works of any medium that have been created as, or in conjunction with, autoethnography. Author’s/Artist’s memos are required for submissions in this category; see below. Contact the [editor at theautoethnographer dot com] to explore alternatives.  For longer works, we welcome pitches for columns and ongoing features. Likewise, we may request to post your work over a number of articles  over time in order to create a more suitable audience experience. We pay $25 USD per article and request a $5 donation submission fee. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain the future of our non-profit magazine; thank you!! Response time is generally within 14 days or sooner.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

  1. REVIEW EXAMPLES: We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles and memos at our magazine before submitting their work to us.
  2. REMOVE IDENTIFYING INFO: In order to preserve a fair and impartial vetting process, submissions are refereed anonymously; please ensure that where possible, no identifying information accompanies your submission. You are encouraged to use an alias if necessary for submission purposes; this can later be changed for publication.
  3. INCLUDE DETAILED AUTHOR'S/ARTIST'S MEMO (500-1000 words): An artist’s memo is your opportunity to contextualize or explain your submission in relation to autoethnography; it answers the questions “How is this work autoethnographic?" and "Which culture(s) or cultural issue(s) is/are being addressed?” Submissions that do not include a clear, detailed memo will not be considered for publication.

PAYMENT

We  pay $25 USD per article and request a $5 donation submission fee. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain the future of our non-profit magazine; thank you!!

The Autoethnographer is an award-winning, non-profit, open-access, peer-reviewed, digital  literary and arts magazine open for submissions. Our independent  editorial team of international artists, performers, writers, and scholars invites evocative stories – sometimes textual, audio, visual, or multimodal – crafted in  conjunction with autoethnography that celebrate the intersection of personal expression and cultural inquiry. Simultaneous submissions to  other outlets are permissible so long as you notify us immediately  should you decide to publish elsewhere.

We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles at our magazine before submitting their work to us.

WHAT IS AUTOETHNOGRAPHY?

Autoethnography  is a qualitative research method that utilizes lived experience as evidence with which to explore cultural phenomena. It is often described  as a hybrid form of ethnography & autobiography in that autoethnographers use lived experience to explore cultural issues. Autoethnography then can be a purposeful short story, a video monologue, a gallery of images, a quilt, a song, a poem, a dinner menu, artwork, and even a live performance when such expressions also celebrate or investigate cultural experiences. The following may be of assistance:

We also recommend the following article as a user-friendly primer on the basics of autoethnography:

Consider the following discussions of autoethnography from the article above:

Autoethnographers recognize the innumerable ways personal experience influences the research process… Consequently, autoethnography is one of the approaches that acknowledges and accommodates subjectivity, emotionality, and the researcher’s influence on research, rather than hiding from these matters or assuming they don’t exist. [3]
When researchers write  autoethnographies, they seek to produce aesthetic and evocative thick descriptions of personal and interpersonal experience. They accomplish this by first discerning patterns of cultural experience evidenced by field notes, interviews, and/or artifacts, and then describing these patterns using facets of storytelling (e.g., character and plot  development), showing and telling, and alterations of authorial voice.
Thus, the autoethnographer not only tries to make personal experience  meaningful and cultural experience engaging, but also, by producing  accessible texts, she or he may be able to reach wider and more diverse  mass audiences that traditional research usually disregards, a move that can make personal and social change possible for more people (BOCHNER,   1997; ELLIS, 1995;  GOODALL, 2006; HOOKS, 1994). [14]

Adams, T., Ellis, C., & Bochner, A. (2011). Autoethnography: An overview. FQS, 12(1).

ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

  • https://theautoethnographer.com/
  • The Autoethnographer is primarily an English language publication. However, we do welcome  trans-languaging, multilingualism, and code-swithcing. If mutlilingual, the artist’s memo should provide useful context and translations that can help the reader embrace the work. If translated, we encourage submission of both the original language work and the English translation to highlight and celebrate the author’s linguistic choices.
  • Each year we also invite thematic submissions in addition to our general submissions; see our SUBMIT page for more info.
  • Contributors may be at any stage of their creative journeys and need not have previously published work.
  • Submissions are accepted 365 days of the year.
  • Because our focus is literary and expressive, works that are theoretical, academic, and/or philosophical are recommended for submission to The Journal of Autoethnography (unaffiliated).
  • We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles at our magazine before submitting their work to us.
  • Please review the Contract and Publication Rights at our website prior to submission; publication implies consent with this policy.

EVOCATIVE EXPRESSIONS ($25 USD/article)

Expressive works of any medium that have been created as, or in conjunction with, autoethnography. Author’s/Artist’s memos are required for submissions in this category; see below. Contact the [editor at theautoethnographer dot com] to explore alternatives.  For longer works, we welcome pitches for columns and ongoing features. Likewise, we may request to post your work over a number of articles  over time in order to create a more suitable audience experience. We pay $25 USD per article and request a $5 donation submission fee. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain the future of our non-profit magazine; thank you!! Response time is generally within 14 days or sooner.

  • POETRY/LYRICS – While single poems or song lyrics are appreciated and welcomed, we will give preference to a collection of poems or lyrics (3-10 works) due to their breadth and depth. You may also suggest columns and ongoing features. Please submit .doc/.docx files. For longer collections, we may request serialization.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

  1. REVIEW EXAMPLES: We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles and memos at our magazine before submitting their work to us.
  2. REMOVE IDENTIFYING INFO: In order to preserve a fair and impartial vetting process, submissions are refereed anonymously; please ensure that where possible, no identifying information accompanies your submission. You are encouraged to use an alias if necessary for submission purposes; this can later be changed for publication.
  3. INCLUDE DETAILED AUTHOR'S/ARTIST'S MEMO (500-1000 words): An artist’s memo is your opportunity to contextualize or explain your submission in relation to autoethnography; it answers the questions “How is this work autoethnographic?" and "Which culture(s) or cultural issue(s) is/are being addressed?” Submissions that do not include a clear, detailed memo will not be considered for publication.

PAYMENT

We  pay $25 USD per article and request a $5 donation submission fee. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain the future of our non-profit magazine; thank you!!

The Autoethnographer is an award-winning, non-profit, open-access, peer-reviewed, digital  literary and arts magazine open for submissions. Our independent  editorial team of international artists, performers, writers, and scholars invites evocative stories – sometimes textual, audio, visual, or multimodal – crafted in  conjunction with autoethnography that celebrate the intersection of personal expression and cultural inquiry. Simultaneous submissions to  other outlets are permissible so long as you notify us immediately  should you decide to publish elsewhere.

We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles at our magazine before submitting their work to us.

WHAT IS AUTOETHNOGRAPHY?

Autoethnography  is a qualitative research method that utilizes lived experience as evidence with which to explore cultural phenomena. It is often described  as a hybrid form of ethnography & autobiography in that autoethnographers use lived experience to explore cultural issues. Autoethnography then can be a purposeful short story, a video monologue, a gallery of images, a quilt, a song, a poem, a dinner menu, artwork, and even a live performance when such expressions also celebrate or investigate cultural experiences. The following may be of assistance:

We also recommend the following article as a user-friendly primer on the basics of autoethnography:

Consider the following discussions of autoethnography from the article above:

Autoethnographers recognize the innumerable ways personal experience influences the research process… Consequently, autoethnography is one of the approaches that acknowledges and accommodates subjectivity, emotionality, and the researcher’s influence on research, rather than hiding from these matters or assuming they don’t exist. [3]
When researchers write  autoethnographies, they seek to produce aesthetic and evocative thick descriptions of personal and interpersonal experience. They accomplish this by first discerning patterns of cultural experience evidenced by field notes, interviews, and/or artifacts, and then describing these patterns using facets of storytelling (e.g., character and plot  development), showing and telling, and alterations of authorial voice.
Thus, the autoethnographer not only tries to make personal experience  meaningful and cultural experience engaging, but also, by producing  accessible texts, she or he may be able to reach wider and more diverse  mass audiences that traditional research usually disregards, a move that can make personal and social change possible for more people (BOCHNER,   1997; ELLIS, 1995;  GOODALL, 2006; HOOKS, 1994). [14]

Adams, T., Ellis, C., & Bochner, A. (2011). Autoethnography: An overview. FQS, 12(1).

ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

  • https://theautoethnographer.com/
  • The Autoethnographer is primarily an English language publication. However, we do welcome  trans-languaging, multilingualism, and code-swithcing. If mutlilingual, the artist’s memo should provide useful context and translations that can help the reader embrace the work. If translated, we encourage submission of both the original language work and the English translation to highlight and celebrate the author’s linguistic choices.
  • Each year we also invite thematic submissions in addition to our general submissions; see our SUBMIT page for more info.
  • Contributors may be at any stage of their creative journeys and need not have previously published work.
  • Submissions are accepted 365 days of the year.
  • Because our focus is literary and expressive, works that are theoretical, academic, and/or philosophical are recommended for submission to The Journal of Autoethnography (unaffiliated).
  • We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles at our magazine before submitting their work to us.
  • Please review the Contract and Publication Rights at our website prior to submission; publication implies consent with this policy.

EVOCATIVE EXPRESSIONS ($25 USD/article)

Expressive works of any medium that have been created as, or in conjunction with, autoethnography. Author’s/Artist’s memos are required for submissions in this category; see below. Contact the [editor at theautoethnographer dot com] to explore alternatives.  For longer works, we welcome pitches for columns and ongoing features. Likewise, we may request to post your work over a number of articles  over time in order to create a more suitable audience experience. We pay $25 USD per article and request a $5 donation submission fee. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain the future of our non-profit magazine; thank you!! Response time is generally within 14 days or sooner.

  • AUDIO, VISUAL, PERFORMANCE: Creative, performing, and  fine arts such as singing, spoken word, photography, assemblage, quilting, weaving, sculpting, dancing, potting, painting, drawing, cooking, metalwork, landscaping, make-up,  tattooing, jewelry-making, fashion or home decor design, stand-up comedy, performative rituals, etc. should be represented visually or multimodally. No length requirement but please be sensitive to your viewer; for longer works or groups of images/videos/recordings we may  request serialization. You may also suggest columns and ongoing features. Work should be presented in .wav/.mp4/.mp3/.mov or .jpeg/.png and may be externally hosted at the time of submission (send the link). HD images and video should be readily available if  work is accepted. Contact the  [editor at theautoethnographer dot com] if using another file format.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

  1. REVIEW EXAMPLES: We strongly encourage all contributors to review current articles and memos at our magazine before submitting their work to us.
  2. REMOVE IDENTIFYING INFO: In order to preserve a fair and impartial vetting process, submissions are refereed anonymously; please ensure that where possible, no identifying information accompanies your submission. You are encouraged to use an alias if necessary for submission purposes; this can later be changed for publication.
  3. INCLUDE DETAILED AUTHOR'S/ARTIST'S MEMO (500-1000 words): An artist’s memo is your opportunity to contextualize or explain your submission in relation to autoethnography; it answers the questions “How is this work autoethnographic?" and "Which culture(s) or cultural issue(s) is/are being addressed?” Submissions that do not include a clear, detailed memo will not be considered for publication.

PAYMENT

We  pay $25 USD per article and request a $5 donation submission fee. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain the future of our non-profit magazine; thank you!!

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