REMINDER: Anamesa submission deadline this Sunday, Sept. 28!

REMINDER: The Anamesa deadline to submit writing and art for the Fall 2014 issue is this coming Sunday, September 28. Please see our Call for Submissions below for more information.


Anamesa, Fall 2014

Anamesa is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing and art based at New York University. Tracing its conceptual origin to Platonic philosophy, Anamesa stands for the “in between,” and sets as its purpose to blur boundaries, re-imagine links, and explore the interstices of academia. Anamesa considers material from a variety of subject matters and selects creative, timely, and intelligent works that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the global graduate community.

Current and recent graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to send in their work by Sunday, September 28Submissions may include but are not limited to visual art, academic essays, creative nonfiction, reportage, interviews, reviews, short stories, and poetry. In particular, and in keeping with our theme for Fall 2014, we encourage submissions that provoke thought or discussion about the following topic (off-topic submissions are also very welcome):

Tipping Points

Across a variety of fields and disciplines, a tipping point is a particular variable or moment at which a system shifts, resulting in an often large and irreversible change in equilibrium or paradigm. In relation to physics and mathematics, tipping points show us how a complex state or equation may depend on the varying of a single factor. In the realm of sociology, a tipping point is the identifiable change that clarifies both an old order and a new direction. Tipping points demand an understanding of either the system in which they function or the context of the historical narrative that they come to define. How does the metaphorical tipping point fit into the many narratives we tell ourselves about our lives, identities, and circumstances? As an explanation for phenomena, do they always help us to make sense of things or can they distort the story as well? What do they tell us about the relationship between cause and effect? Are we always able to see tipping points as they approach, and how do we reckon with them once they come to pass?

Potential fields/topics for submission include: personal identity, memory, self-consciousness, economic and political power structures, borders and boundaries, diaspora, subalterns, trauma, temporality, spatiality, symbolism, literary/artistic influence, authorship, anthropology, gender, sexuality, identity politics, familial relations, class/racial/religious divisions and hierarchies, immigration, visual arts, film, painting, photography, technology, architecture, geography, sociology of space, phenomenology, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, history, post-modernism, post-structural theory, deconstruction, ecology, urban studies, language, translations, and communication.


Written submissions should be 6,000 words or fewer. For nonfiction works, please include a 100-200 word abstract. Academic papers must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. All submissions are blind-reviewed, so no author-identifying information should be present in the text of the written work. Author’s contact information should be included in the cover sheet as detailed below.

Visual art submissions must be in digital format, with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and minimum size of 5 x 7 inches.

The submission deadline is Sunday, September 28.

Send submissions and inquiries to

Your cover page should include your:

  • Name
  • School and departmental affiliation
  • Degree and (exp) date
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

We accept simultaneous and multiple submissions, but we ask that each submission be submitted individually (with an exception for multiple poems, which can be submitted together). For art and poetry, please submit no more than 5 individual pieces per author. All submissions should be emailed with the subject line listing the relevant genre (e.g., “nonfiction,” “fiction,” “poetry,” or “art”).

For further information about Anamesa, detailed submission guidelines, and to view previous issues, visit Printed copies of Anamesa are available at the office for the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought at 14 University Place in New York City.

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