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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Call for Submissions

you are here: the journal of creative geography

Call for Submissions 2007
DEADLINE: January 20, 2007

short fiction - essays - interviews - poetry
artwork - maps - photography

you are here: the journal of creative geography invites you to submit creative works for our Summer 2007 issue (Volume 9). The deadline for this round of submissions is January 20, 2007.

What does PLACE mean to you? How do we communicate WHERE we are to those who are distant? How do we experience, imagine, understand, and represent SPACE? We invite you to explore your own ideas and ask your own questions.

We encourage submissions from geographers, historians, anthropologists, architects, scientists, writers, artists, and anyone else interested in exploring the concepts of place and space. Writing should refrain from using terminology specific to one discipline and should not be overtly academic in style.

you are here is an annual publication that focuses on a variety of perceptions of place, and ideas about how place is interpreted, experienced, and created. Submission formats have included, but are not limited to: short fiction, essays, memoirs, journals, photo-essays, interviews, poetry, painting, maps, collage, and photography.

Include a cover letter with all submissions containing complete contact information. Please also let us know how you heard about the journal. Text is limited to 4,000 words. Images must be high-resolution and produce well in black and white. For full submission guidelines, visit our web site: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~urhere.

Submissions can be submitted electronically to urhere@u.arizona.edu or via mail:

you are here, the journal of creative geography
Department of Geography
The University of Arizona
Harvill Building, Box 2
PO Box 210076
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0076

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Keep on Learning

Sometimes a class is just the thing to spur you one, rev you up, help you fill in some gaps in your confidence, er, skills.

A few places to check out. Recently pointed out by Ms. Cool Health-Writer Herself, Rebecca Clay, is a new endeavor: JournalismTraining.org brought to us by the Society of Professional Journalists and many of the country's leading journalism organizations. In the words of the press release: "Whether you want to improve your writing skills, learn more about convergence, investigate resources for your reporting beat, or catch up with other designers at an infographics quick course, we've got you covered. Hundreds of classes and seminars from scores of recognized organizations are a mouse click away. Visit the site and search for training that meets your needs. Search by topic, date, or location. Or use the advanced search feature to create a more specific search."

There's News University: Training for Journalists. Anytime. Anywhere. A variety of these classes (such as "Math for Journalists") are available free for those who register with the site.

Media Bistro puts on seminars in several locations (most in NYC, SF, and LA) and offers some online. I've mentioned this before. Nice staff. But if you want to save time and money and don't care about face-time with instructors, join Media Bistro and read through the transcripts of the three-hour seminars they hold. Definitely educational!
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