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Call for submissions: Acid Free magazine

  • 1.  Call for submissions: Acid Free magazine

    Posted 6 days ago
    Dear Colleagues,

    Acid Free, the online magazine of the volunteer-run Los Angeles Archivists Collective, welcomes contributions for its upcoming issue. Acid Free seeks to be a smart, complicated, non-academic forum for a variety of voices and issues in our field, to ground archivists locally and regionally while also keeping an eye toward larger conversations and landscapes.

    The theme of our Spring 2022 issue will be ARTISTS, which can be broadly interpreted through an archival lens.  This issue asks the question: "where are the archivists in the archival turn in art?" Topics should be grounded in the labor and perspectives of archival and information workers. This can include: working with active records and living creators or estates and foundations, the intersections of art (archiving) and commerce, intellectual property, and unique issues pertaining to documenting artistic processes, particularly as artists are increasingly engaging and critiquing archival assumptions in their work. 

    We are always interested in amplifying stories by and about Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Pitch us your idea by telling us in a few sentences what your article is about and how it relates to the issue theme. Please keep in mind our submission guidelines and check out current and past issues of Acid Free for examples. We are a visual magazine, so please make sure your topic lends itself to plenty of images! 

    Pitches will be accepted through January 31, 2022 at: Please include "Acid Free pitch" in the subject of your email.  

    Responses will be sent out the week of February 14.

    Thanks from the Acid Free team!

    Lori Dedeyan
    Processing Archivist
    Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts