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  • Issued: June 6, 2024
  • Pitches due: rolling until September 1
  • First drafts due: 3 weeks after pitch decision

As the 2024 American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual meeting approaches, Anthropology News invites submissions that delve into the dynamic realm of anthropological praxis. We are seeking stories that bring to life the processes by which anthropological theories, skills, methods, and solutions are enacted, embodied, and put into practice across diverse contexts. We welcome submissions that explore the multifaceted ways in which anthropological praxis is manifested today, as well as visions for its future, covering topics such as anthropologists as agents of change, applying ethnographic methods in organizational settings, sharing anthropological knowledge in the public sphere, innovative pedagogical approaches, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and navigating the ethical considerations of community engagement. Anthropology News encourages submissions in a variety of formats to present compelling stories that make anthropological insights accessible to a wide audience. Think short-form magazine-style stories with scientific bite—low on jargon, high on storytelling—or compelling photo essays or multimedia pieces. Read more about us here and consider how you might tell anthropological stories for a general audience as you consider the direction of your pitch.

Please submit a 300-word pitch outlining your piece’s central theme, along with a 50-word bio, through our submission form. We will accept pitches through September 1. Authors of accepted pitches will be asked to develop their pieces in collaboration with AN’s editorial team, which will be published on a rolling basis on the AN website through October 31. Feature articles should be around 2,000 words, photo essays should consist of six to eight high-resolution images with a 750-word introductory essay, and audiovisual work can be developed in consultation with AN editors. Contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.