Hunger is a fundamental problem faced by many throughout the world and history. Daily media reports give examples of a wide range of current food insecurities stemming from political and environmental causes. But hunger also needs to be discussed at the individual and cultural levels. AN invites proposals for a December thematic series that explores a wide range of issues surrounding hunger including, but not limited to: reasons for and manifestations of hunger in terms of individual health, environmental causes, political roots; physical and biological responses to long term food insecurity; causes and outcomes of famines in the distant past; agricultural and nutritional responses to hunger and food insecurity; advocacy and public policy efforts to address such issues.

We welcome proposals from current AAA members for In Focus commentaries, Teaching Strategies articles, Field Notes pieces, photo essays, photo features, news stories, interviews and more. Proposals for photo essays should also include up to five photographs (tiff or jpg), each with a caption and credit. Multimedia submissions are especially encouraged to take full advantage of the online capabilities at 69.63.149.182.

Deadline for proposals: EXTENDED TO: October 7 October 1

Selected authors will be notified of their status in mid-October. Full articles will be due November 12, 2013 and will be published at anthropology-news.org in December.

Guidelines

All accepted contributions will be published online at 69.63.149.182 for up to 1,600 words for commentaries, with flexible space for supplemental online artwork and other supporting files. All published contributions will be archived on AnthroSource.

Selected essays published online will be featured in the newly reorganized bimonthly print AN. Selections will be determined based on a combination of reader feedback via online metrics (such as comments, shares, ratings and pingbacks) and editorial discretion.

To submit a proposal, either:

(1) Use the online AN Proposal System for your 300-word abstract, brief biosketch, and more at www.aaanet.org/customcf/an/login.cfm; or

(2) Email a 300-word abstract and 50–100-word biosketch to AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg

Questions? Most can be answered either with AN’s Essay and Column Guidelines or AN’s Policies. If not, email AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg

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