Acid Free, the online quarterly magazine of the 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 Winter 2020 issue will be FICTIONS, which can be broadly interpreted through an archival lens. Possible topics may include: literary archives, research, or other topics involving artistic production and genre; systemic issues and the stories we tell ourselves within the profession; myths, lies, truth-telling, and subterfuge; creative speculation and ways of imagining; or other takes on the theme. Articles can highlight documents, collections, or exhibitions; explore local landmarks; share projects and stories; or address other theme-related archival subjects and issues.
Pitch us your idea by telling us in a few sentences what your article is about and how it relates to FICTIONS and archives. Please keep in mind our submission guidelines and check out current and past issues of Acid Free for examples. Please keep in mind that we are a visual magazine, so make sure your topic lends itself to plenty of images!
Pitches will be accepted through February 3, 2020 at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responses will be sent out the week of February 10th.
Thanks from the Acid Free team.