The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies invites submissions at any time for our 2024 issue and beyond. We welcome articles, poetry, photography, visual art, sound, video, or literary reviews. Please submit an abstract or proposal and projected date for completion before submitting a full work.

We especially welcome submissions related to the theme of the recent ReVIEWING 14 Conference, “Material + Structure,” or related to the exhibition Weaving at Black Mountain College.

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Works published in the Journal are prepared for a general, interdisciplinary audience, and should limit technical terms (unless explained) and discipline-specific idiom. At this time we are only able to accept written contributions in English.

The review process will follow standards applicable to the work submitted. For written works we recommend not exceeding 7,000 words. Please submit text in Microsoft Word. Citations should normally follow the Chicago Manual of Style. For template, discipline-specific submission, file naming, and formatting guidelines, see the Journal Formatting Guide.

Images should be sized appropriately for Web display and include captions or identifying information.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining high-resolution images, and for acquiring any permissions that are needed for any images or written material (i.e., poems, excerpts from unpublished texts) covered by copyright, including paying any associated fees for use. Authors may consult with the editors about what permissions are required and the process of receiving those permissions before submitting an article or creative work. The editors can provide resources for the permission process.

Copyright for each work published is held by the respective author. The journal does not ask for notice from the author for further publication but does require annotated credit as the location of first publication. Works published previously may be submitted; please contact the editors to discuss copyright. The selection and arrangement of works in each issue is copyright Journal of Black Mountain College Studies and The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.

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Thomas Edward Frank