Thank you for your interest in Caribbean InTransit: An Arts Journal.



We 
welcome the following types of submissions:




  • Essays
 in
 English, 
Spanish
 or
 French.



  • Artwork


  • 
Music


  • Dance


  • Poetry


  • Mas
, or
 junkanoo
 designs



  • Any
 other
 artistic
 expression
 with
 blurbs
 in
 English,
 French,
 Spanish,
 Dutch,
 dialect 
or 
creole


  • 
Films 
in 
any
 language 
with 
subtitles 
in 
English


  • Fiction
 or 
non­-fiction
 writings 
in
 English 
or 
dialects
 (
writings 
in 
dialect 
should
 be 
accompanied 
by 
a
 translation
 of
 terms).


  • Research
 papers
 on
 visual
 or
 vocal
 modes
 of
 expression


  • Interviews
 in English of
 contemporary 
artists.





ALL
 Submissions 
should
 be 
accompanied 
by 
the
 following:






  • Name



  • 
Professional 
affiliation



  • 
Contact 
information



  • 
Title 
of
 Attached
 manuscript



  • 
keywords,
 at
 least 
3

 (essays 
only)



  • an 
abstract 
of 
not 
more 
than 
150 
words 
(essays 
& 
interviews 
only)



  • a 
biography 
of 
not 
more 
than 
60 
words



  • 
A 
professional
 photograph
 of 
yourself 
(optional)




Guidelines for Essays,
 Interviews
 and
 Reviews:





  • Text 
including
 endnotes 
must
 be 
in 
Microsoft 
Word 
format 
(double­spaced,
 in
a
 readable
 font) 



  • All images should be 
in 
.jpg 
format.


  • All jpg image titles should have;the entire caption for the image as the name of the jpg.


  • Titles 
in
 the 
body 
of 
the 
text
 should 
be 
italicized 
with 
section 
titles 
in 
bold.


  • 

All
 essays 
must 
have 
accurate
 bibliographies.


  • 
MLA 
format 
should 
be 
used.



Video/sound
clips 
can
 be 
sent
 via
 a DropBox to caribintransit@gmail.com



Word
 limits 
for 
various
 submissions 
are 
as 
follows:­





  • Academic
 papers: 
7500 
words



  • Reviews: 
3000 
words



  • Profiles/Essays 
on
 Artists 
and
 Art
Work:
 1000­-1500
 words



  • Upcoming 
Events/Releases/Shows 
or 
highlights
 from 
arts
 organizations: 
100-­250
 words
;



Kindly label each document for easy identification (e.g JamesUlysses.doc; JamesAuthorPhoto.jpg; JamesLeoBloomPhoto.jpg).



 



Review Process



All submissions are subject to the double-blind academic peer review process. For Spring Issues, authors can expect to receive notice of acceptance by February 15th. For Fall issues, authors can expect to receive notice of acceptance by July 15th. Please note that the reviewing process can take at least 1-2 months and consists of editorial selection and two anonymous reviewers. Selected authors will receive comments with one of the following:




  • “accepted as is”



  • “accepted with minor revisions required”


  • "
accepted with major revisions required”.




The final decision to publish rests with the editors who reserve the right to reject a manuscript at any stage of the peer review process.



Deadlines



The deadline for submission to Spring Issues is November 30th. Deadline for Submission to Fall issue is May 30th.


We welcome essays, in English, Spanish or French. Artwork, music, dance, poetry, mas or junkanoo designs or any other artistic expression with blurbs in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, dialect or creole are welcome as well as films in any language with subtitles in English. Fiction or non-fiction writings in English or dialects will be accepted. Writings in dialect should be accompanied by a translation of terms. Research papers on visual or vocal modes of expression as well as interviews of contemporary artists in English are also welcome.

ALL Submissions should be accompanied by the following in one document in this order:

*Name

* Professional affiliation

* Contact information

* Title of Attached manuscript

* Keywords, at least 3 (essays only)

*An abstract of not more than 150 words (essays & interviews only) *a biography of not more than 60 words

* A professional photograph of yourself (optional)

Essays, Interviews and Reviews:

Text including endnotes must be in Microsoft Word format (double-spaced, in a readable font) and images in jpg. format. Titles in the body of the text should be italicized with section titles in bold. All essays must have accurate bibliographies. MLA format should be used. Video/sound clips can be sent via e-mail or on CD/DVD.

Word limits for various submissions are as follows:-

Academic papers: 7500 words

Reviews: 3000 words

Profiles/Essays on Artists and Art Work: 1000-1500 words

Upcoming Events/Releases/Shows or highlights from arts organizations: 250- 500 words


 If you would like to propose another format for submission, please  submit your idea under the  "Other" tab  and email us at caribbeanintransit@gmail.com.



Issue 7 (DIS)-Ease: Status of the Artist


 In the fiction of our reality of the COVID-19 induced global pandemic, artists have found themselves particularly dis–located. The artist collective has had to re–calibrate. While old norms are defamiliarized, creating an extensive sense of dissonance for most of society, the state of dis–ease for the artist is familiar. It is a continuous dis–ease with the norms of society that has, in fact, often produced the artist and fuelled their work. It is disaster, dislocation, dystopia, distress, disgust and distrust of societal values and ways of thinking and seeing, that fires artistic vision toward utopic production. Crisis can thus often be a valued space for the artist as creative impulse, and an affective response is potentially, theoretically, at its height in this moment. Although that affective response is meaningfully channeled, the practical safety nets that can help to absorb the shock of this moment of rampant dis–ease are more often than not, absent, especially for Caribbean arts practitioners.

This issue of the Caribbean InTransit journal grapples with the notion of dis–ease –the physical malaise produced by bacteria; the dismantling of the status quo caused by acute social disease of systemic racism and other social atrocities; dis–ease as a paradoxical space of creativity and productivity for the artist; the social safety nets of legitimization, formalization and professionalization of the artist in society where health and life insurance, loans and other services are lacking. Ultimately, this issue seeks to document and produce potential roadmaps for dis–ease as a productive crisis.

Caribbean InTransit invites the following submissions for Volume 3: Issue 7 on (Dis)-Ease: the status of the artist


THEMATIC CONSIDERATIONS

- Professionalisation of the Artist

- Dis–ease and the De–colonising of the Institution

- Black Justice: Repatriation, Reparation and Revolution

- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through Art and the Art Curriculum

- Arts/ Creative Entrepreneurship in the Age of Dis-ease

-Dis–ease: Access to Finance

  • Blockchain, NFTs and Communities of Value in the Caribbean
  • Collectives, the Tribe and Communities of Value in Addressing Dis-ease

- The New Curriculum: De–colonial Realities

- Activism of Dis–ease

- (Dis)-ease: Disruption as Productivity

-Visual Agendas, Programming/Public–Private Partnerships for the Professionalisation of the Artist

- Dis-ease and Public Health

- Community Transformation through Dis–ease

 Please submit a brief Cover Letter
Membership represents an exceptional opportunity for any individual or corporation to engage in and support the arts. Caribbean InTransit provides occasions and coverage particularly in the areas of arts events, arts education, arts practice and social development through the arts. Membership opens individuals and corporations to becoming dedicated patrons of the arts. In so doing, your patronage will support programs for at risk youth, persons living with HIV/Aids, students, scholars and artists. As an enterprise with a far- reaching audience, Caribbean InTransit offers its members occasions for publicizing art related initiatives that they may be involved with and opportunities for international networking.

 Corporate Membership

·       1 printed copy of each issue

·       Inclusion of promotional material in packages at Caribbean InTransit festival events

·       Logo in Caribbean InTransit promotional materials

·       Features & Links on the Caribbean InTransit website page

·       1 month of advertising on Caribbean InTransit’s website





Membership represents an exceptional opportunity for any individual or corporation to engage in and support the arts. Caribbean InTransit provides occasions and coverage particularly in the areas of arts events, arts education, arts practice and social development through the arts. Membership opens individuals and corporations to becoming dedicated patrons of the arts. In so doing, your patronage will support programs for at risk youth, persons living with HIV/Aids, students, scholars and artists. As an enterprise with a far- reaching audience, Caribbean InTransit offers its members occasions for publicizing art related initiatives that they may be involved with and opportunities for international networking.

 

Individual Membership

 

·       50% off conference registration

·       Inclusion in Caribbean InTransit exhibitions

·       Featured Members column on Caribbean InTransit’s website and social media campaigns



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