General Submission Rules
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. By submitting material to constellations, the author warrants that the manuscript has not been published previously, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, its publication is approved by all authors, and, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere without the written consent of the copyright-holder. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in print and electronic media and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript. We request that authors seek nonexclusive, worldwide rights in all formats and media. Upon submission, authors agree that the material does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of third parties.
Questions about the submission terms can be addressed by contacting the managing editors at email@example.com
You can submit your alphabetic writing articles as Word documents or RTF files. Please remove all identifiable information from your submission unless doing so would hinder the article’s meaning or impact. We aim to publish pieces that do not exceed 6,000 words excluding citations and notes, so please do not send in submissions that are over 7,000 words.
If you’re submitting a webtext, send the link to the site hosting your piece (weebly, wordpress, drupal, sway, etc.). Password protection is encouraged if possible. Please make sure that webtexts are responsive. While we publish webtexts because they happen in platforms that are not under our control, we cannot guarantee their sustainability over time.
When submitting videos, send one of the following: the link for an unlisted Youtube video, a password, protected vimeo link, or an unlisted vimeo link (select “Hide this video from Vimeo” when uploading). If you’re using video as part of a longer piece, add the links to a word document or embed them into a webtext. Make sure the sound levels are between -20db and -6db and that the soundtrack doesn’t interfere with our ability to hear the dialogue/narration.
Please submit a transcript with the entire narration and/or dialogue and the production credits, including videos and works cited. Without these items, your submission cannot be reviewed.
Audio and Sonic Texts
When submitting audio and sonic texts (e.g. podcasts), send a private Soundcloud link (select “Share” and paste “secret link”). Make sure the sound levels are between -20db and -6db and that the soundtrack doesn’t interfere with our ability to hear the dialogue/narration.
When submitting work that features images, place the images in a Word document or webtext as you envision them appearing in the published version. Please provide captions for all images. If your work is accepted for publication, we will require high-definition versions of the images in order to place them in the final version of the piece. Specifications: The upload size should be no more than 2 MBs. For images created digitally, the resolution should be 96 pixels if possible and no less than 72 pixels. The resolution for scanned images should be 300-600 dpi.
We seek reviews of books that generally fit the themes and goals of the journal and of the field of cultural rhetorics (see our About page for more info). We will keep a list of books that we would like reviewed (list is forthcoming), but if there is a particular book that you’d like to review that is not on our list, we’d love to hear about it.
If you would like to write a review for us, please send an email telling us:
- What book you’d like to review
- Why you think it fits constellations (unless the book is on our list of suggestions)
We will reply to you confirming that the book is still available for review.
Book reviews should be 1000-2000 words in length. All book reviews will be reviewed by the book review editor and one more member of the editorial team before a publication decision is made.
For questions about book reviews, please contact our book review editor Ana Milena Ribero (ana dot ribero at oregonstate dot edu).
Constellations uses MLA Style.