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Guidelines for contributors about Bad Subjects articles, including language, style and length.

Bad Subjects welcomes articles in a diverse international range of perspectives. All articles should follow these guidelines:

  • Originality: We publish original materials.
  • Translation: We publish English, Spanish, French submissions in the original languages. Accepted articles submitted in multiple languages will be published in each language.
  • Length: Articles typically run 2,000 to 3,500 words.
  • Language: Articles must employ accessible language.
  • Citations: Do not use footnotes or bibliography. If citations are needed, cite within the essay text. However, all sources for ideas must be attributed within the text.
  • Submissions: No abstracts or queries. Send the full text of your article as an attachment, in Microsoft Word, RTF or XHTML formats.
  • Reprints: Only rarely does Bad Subjects reprint previously-published materials, and then only with good cause. Any reprint material requires express permission from the original publishers, or proof that the author retained copyright.
  • Calls for articles: Calls for all current issues are available in the News section of this website.
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Bad Subjects #90: Space

Is space the final frontier, or a steadily-shrinking zone of permission?













 

This issue's trajectory spans heliocentric worlds of science, politics, the arts, the interpersonal.  Show us your space-age optimism, Space Art, spatial illusion (like Virtual Reality), science fiction, militarization of space, privatization of space travel, psychedelia, architecture and interiors, urban or rural physical and psycho-geographies, incarceration, personal space (for collective protest, or privatized Air BnB and second homes), and of course the spaces and interstices you discover in-between.

Satellite of Love, from NASA to Nassau please send us your meteorites and moon rocks of intelligent discourse. Please become familiar with the publication through our archives and then blast off into previously unexplored realms of thought and political analysis.

Please become familiar with the publication’s style for intelligent readers (no footnotes, please) and submit articles as .rtf or .doc files, with “Bad Subjects 90” in Subject line, at submissions.badsubjects@gmail.com by June 30, 2016. Please include a two-sentence autobiography, email address, and any images you want included (roughly 3" x 5", web resolution JPEGs, GIFs or PNGs) with your text, with source credits; original artwork submissions very welcome. And quality contributions on other topics will be considered for inclusion as well.

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