Issue 6: Boundary

In this issue, we will explore “boundaries.” We are all constantly navigating, breaking, and crashing against boundaries: social, artistic, literal. Interdisciplinarity attempts to make malleable boundaries of genre and field. Social movements shift the boundaries of what is acceptable. Border walls render ideology into the physical. Boundaries and their consequent notions across diverse contexts are concepts especially relevant in today’s disjointed yet fluid world. What does “boundary” evoke for you?


Exploration Examples:

All social boundaries are constructions of the collective imagination, but they have serious real-world consequences. Racism and other forms of bigotry have imagined into being boundaries of identity, of possibility, to success; boundaries which are maintained with violence both quiet and overt.

The explosion of Tarana Burke’s Me Too movement has made increasingly visible the extent to which personal boundaries are ignored and legal boundaries go unenforced. 

The boundary between public and private has become translucent with the internet, allowing both unsettling panopticon and increased exposure of injustice. With social media, we present (sometimes create) ourselves for public consumption, yet we also find meaningful connections and support. What is truly private when there are so few places left to hide?

There are, too, the physical boundaries of the body. With prostheses, assistive devices, or even recreational body modification, what “counts” as the self or the body opens into new areas. What individuals view as bodily does not always align with the views of others. Maintaining interpersonal boundaries of bodily autonomy becomes even more difficult when one has a nonnormative, out-of-bounds, body.

These are just some ideas for a starting point into explorations on “boundary.” There are no boundaries to interpretation of the theme. We especially encourage submissions from those with marginalized and/or minoritized identities.


Open to graduate students and professionals

Interdisciplinary submissions by multiple authors in multiple fields more than welcome, including those which do not fall neatly into a single category below. Submit to that which most closely matches your intentions for the piece.

  • Fiction: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
  • Nonfiction: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
  • Academic Papers: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query) Please submit an abstract along with paper
  • Poetry: 5 poems maximum of any length
  • Video: 30 minute maximum for video content (anything longer, send query)
  • Visual Art: 5 pieces of visual art maximum

General Guidelines

  • Name must not appear on the work document to ensure blind reading
  • Cite sources and use formatting as standard to field or discipline
  • Academic work will be double-blind peer-reviewed
  • Cover statement with brief bio required
  • Title must be on each page of the work; pages numbered
  • Include the discipline(s) in the title of the submission
  • Work must not have been previously published
  • Send written work as Word or PDF document
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • We retain first North American publication rights. After publication, all rights return to the author.
    • If your work is published elsewhere after it appears here, we ask that you credit Anastamos as the place where it was first published.
  • We retain the right to choose the thumbnail and header image for the piece on the website.
  • Please submit only once for each issue.
  • If your work is accepted for publication, please wait a year before submitting again.

Open to graduate students and professionals
Interdisciplinary submissions by multiple authors in multiple fields more than welcome.
 

  • We adhere to a practice of blind reading in order to respect all voices. To this end, if the name appears on the work itself, it will not be read.
  • Academic Papers: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
  • First page of the submission should be an abstract with no author identifying information
  • Cite sources and use formatting as standard to field or discipline
  • Academic work will be double-blind peer-reviewed
  • Cover statement with brief bio required
  • Title must be on each page of the work; pages numbered
  • Include the discipline(s) in the title of the submission
  • Work must not have been previously published
  • Send written work as Word or PDF document
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • We retain first North American publication rights. After publication, all rights return to the author.     
    • If your work is published elsewhere after it appears here, we ask that you credit Anastamos as the place where it was first published.

     

     

  • We retain the right to choose the thumbnail and header image for the piece on the website.
  • Please submit only once for each issue.
  • If your work is accepted for publication, please wait a year before submitting again.
  • By submitting to this publication, you agree to have your email added to our Newsletter. You are welcome to unsubscribe at anytime. 


Open to graduate students and professionals
Interdisciplinary submissions by multiple authors in multiple fields more than welcome.
 

  • We adhere to a practice of blind reading in order to respect all voices. To this end, if the name appears on the work itself, it will not be read.
  • Creative Nonfiction: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
     
  • Cover statement with brief bio required
  • Title must be on each page of the work; pages numbered
  • Include the discipline(s) in the title of the submission
  • Work must not have been previously published
  • Send written work as Word or PDF document
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • We retain first North American publication rights. After publication, all rights return to the author.     
    • If your work is published elsewhere after it appears here, we ask that you credit Anastamos as the place where it was first published.

     

     

  • We retain the right to choose the thumbnail and header image for the piece on the website.
  • Please submit only once for each issue.
  • If your work is accepted for publication, please wait a year before submitting again.
  • By submitting to this publication, you agree to have your email added to our Newsletter. You are welcome to unsubscribe at anytime. 


Open to graduate students and professionals

Interdisciplinary submissions by multiple authors in multiple fields more than welcome.

  • Fiction: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
  • Cover statement with brief bio required
  • Title must be on each page of the work; pages numbered
  • Include the discipline(s) in the title of the submission
  • Name should not appear on the work itself
  • Work must not have been previously published
  • Send written work as Word or PDF document
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • We retain first North American publication rights. After publication, all rights return to the author.
    • If your work is published elsewhere after it appears here, we ask that you credit Anastamos as the place where it was first published.


  • We retain the right to choose the thumbnail and header image for the piece on the website.
  • Please submit only once for each issue.
  • If your work is accepted for publication, please wait a year before submitting again.
  • By submitting to this publication, you agree to have your email added to our Newsletter. You are welcome to unsubscribe at anytime. 

Open to graduate students and professionals

Interdisciplinary submissions by multiple authors in multiple fields more than welcome.

  • Poetry: 5 poems maximum of any length
  • Cover statement with brief bio required
  • Title must be on each page of the work; pages numbered
  • Include the discipline(s) in the title of the submission
  • Name should not appear on the work itself
  • Work must not have been previously published
  • Send written work as Word or PDF document
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • We retain first North American publication rights. After publication, all rights return to the author.
    • If your work is published elsewhere after it appears here, we ask that you credit Anastamos as the place where it was first published.


  • We retain the right to choose the thumbnail and header image for the piece on the website.
  • Please submit only once for each issue.
  • If your work is accepted for publication, please wait a year before submitting again.
  • By submitting to this publication, you agree to have your email added to our Newsletter. You are welcome to unsubscribe at anytime. 

Open to graduate students and professionals

Interdisciplinary submissions by multiple authors in multiple fields more than welcome.

  • Video: 30 minute maximum for video content (anything longer, send query)
  • We only publish work that retains audio rights


  • Visual Art: 5 pieces of visual art maximum
  • Cover statement with brief bio required
  • Title must be on each page of the work; pages numbered
  • Include the discipline(s) in the title of the submission
  • Name should not appear on the work itself
  • Work must not have been previously published
  • Send written work as Word or PDF document
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • We retain first North American publication rights. After publication, all rights return to the author.
    • If your work is published elsewhere after it appears here, we ask that you credit Anastamos as the place where it was first published.


  • We retain the right to choose the thumbnail and header image for the piece on the website.
  • Please submit only once for each issue.
  • If your work is accepted for publication, please wait a year before submitting again.
  • By submitting to this publication, you agree to have your email added to our Newsletter. You are welcome to unsubscribe at anytime. 
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