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Call for Submissions: Cascadia Chronicle

Online submission deadline: March 15, 2014

Cascadia Chronicle seeks new poetry, creative nonfiction, articles, and photography for our debut issue on the theme of “Ring of Fire.” We are interested pieces that reflect perspectives, creative approaches, and speculation from the natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, and humanities about the Ring of Fire area, where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 25,000 mi. horseshoe shape, the Ring of Fire has 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes. Some possible topics of interest (as they relate to the Ring of Fire) include: geomorphology and consciousness of place; the apocalyptic imagination; sacred and political dimensions of risk; class, poverty and variations of human vulnerability; different modes of remembrance, including indigenous story-telling; tsunamis and their aftermath.

Cascadia Chronicle is a peer-review, multimedia, open-access journal based at Central Washington University, in close partnership with the university’s Museum of Culture and Environment and Center for Geospatial Poetry. We publish scholarship, literature and art connected to the Cascadia region, primarily comprising Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and southeastern Alaska. The journal presents innovative scholarship about landscape and place in the Pacific Northwest in dynamic digital form, with particular emphasis on geospatial representations. Whenever possible academic papers, photo essays, and poems are integrated into a geospatial platform, allowing users, in effect, to navigate through the region spatially to access academic and creative content. Our intended audience includes teachers, scholars, students and interested members of the public.

Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? Interested in new formats for publishing? Send your piece our way.

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