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Submission Guidelines

The submissions window for our Spring 2021 edition has now closed. For our Fall 2021 edition, we will send out a call around the month of August.

To structure our submissions around a common thread, we assign a theme to our issues. The theme for the Spring 2021 issue of the journal is “Emergence:”

We conceive of emergence as a unifying theme for all the diverse submissions that reach our journal. To emerge is to move and transform; to go from one form, state or situation to another, and confront the possibilities of both regeneration and degeneration. At one level, emergence signifies an appearance, an outcome, a separation from the norm. But it also signifies a reckoning with the forces and circumstances that might prevent something from emerging. As individuals and as a collective, we are in constant communication with emergence, and it is a phenomenon that manifests itself at every level, from scientific to political and from personal to institutional.

To submit your work to the journal, please send your manuscripts to the.mals.journal@dartmouth.edu. When sending in your submissions, please also include a brief note in the body of the email explaining the connection between your piece and the theme of Emergence.

General Submission Rules

The journal is open to submissions from MALS students, MALS alumni and current Guarini graduate students. The details of manuscript requirements and other submission rules can be found below:

  • File format: All written work must be submitted in MS Word format. For photography and digital artwork, please use the .jpeg image file format with a minimum resolution of 300dpi.

  • Bio: When submitting your piece, please also send in a brief (3-4 lines) biographical note in a separate MS Word document.

  • Page count: The length of written submissions should not exceed 20 pages, double spaced with a 12 pt font. Authors whose work is accepted may be asked to edit for length. We are open to considering an excerpt from a larger work as long as it functions as a stand-alone piece and fits into our theme.

  • Formatting: Clamantis uses the Notes-Bibliography (NB) system of the Chicago Manual of Style for citations and references. Authors may choose to initially submit their piece in a different citation format, but if their piece is accepted for publication they will be asked to rework their manuscript in light of the Chicago style guidelines.

  • Copyrights: Authors who have published with Clamantis retain the right to publish that piece elsewhere. However, once a work becomes part of a Clamantis edition, the MALS Journal Editorial Team maintains the right to publish that work indefinitely, in both digital and print forms.