CFP: Extended Deadline- The Reed Undergraduate Journal of Existentialism

Submission deadline: February 11, 2022

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Submission deadline extended to Friday, Feb 11th

The Reed is an undergraduate journal about existentialism published each spring by students at St. Olaf College, though we accept submissions from undergraduates at any university. We accept essays, short stories, poetry, and visual art. We define “existentialism” broadly, and will review anything that addresses canonical existentialist thinkers or themes commonly associated with the movement (e.g. absurdity, alienation, subjectivity, paradox, truth as metaphor, life as suffering etc.). While Sartre, Camus, Heidegger, and de Beauvoir are frequently counted among the most influential existentialists,  we have previously published submissions addressing the writings of Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Foucault, Dostoevsky, and more. We encourage unusual subjects! Feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about the journal or submission details.

    • Written submissions must be sent as a Word document (or google docs) attached to an email to [email protected]
    • Art submissions must be sent as either a Word document or google doc (in the case of poetry, non-academic writing, etc.) or a high-resolution image file (in the case of painting, sculpture, etc.)
    • Written submissions must be in twelve point Times New Roman and no more than 20 pages double-spaced (essays must not exceed 6000 words).
    • All citation information must be in the Chicago style with footnotes.
    • Non-academic written works such as creative writing, literary criticism, psychological analysis, philosophical and religious discourse, and poetry are acceptable for review.
    • For visual art, the inclusion of a title and short description of your work are encouraged.
    • Author contact information should be included in the body of your email. You should include your name, the institution where you are an undergraduate, your expected year of graduation, and your email. Please do not include author information on the individual pages of the submitted paper.
    • All academic submissions will automatically be considered for the Hong Memorial Essay Prize which awards $100 to the best submitted academic essay.
    • Finally, the editors of The Reed may request minimal changes to written work if chosen for publication. However, the work should be ready for publication when it is submitted.
    • Acceptance notifications will be sent by March 2022

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