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Issue 3: Dis/Order

We live in a world frequented by sets of binaries. One such set is between order and chaos, or as we are naming it for the third issue of Anastamos: DIS/ORDER.

We seek submissions that explore the complex relations that come out of this deceptively simple set. Disorder is often bound up in deterioration and decay, but through this decline life emerges, new opportunities swell. Structures change and order and sense are inlaid upon a new world. Tell us about the order of things, probe the structures and boundaries of your work.

Exploration Examples:

How does history move? By the chaos of political unrest or the rule of law and passage of legislation? Is it valid to consider history a story, or it it merely a very human attempt to label the chaos? What gets lost in the his/her-stories that we tell ourselves?

How do disorders of the mind and body affect the other minds and bodies around them? How do definitions and categories of "mental disorders” help and hinder health?

Can entropy be reversed? What structures become present because of the inherent decay of life and matter itself?

How can disjointed narratives provide an accurate representation of life that feels far more truthful and orderly than at first glance? Is postmodernity’s skepticism of truth a kind of order itself, and what has that done to peoples and cultures of the postmodern age?

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)
  • Nonfiction: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
  • Academic Papers: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
  • 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.