The Parenthetical Review: The Cartographic Imagination - the Fall Volume

Country: USA

City: New York

Abstr. due: 15.09.2014

Dates: 15.09.14 — 15.09.14

Area Of Sciences: Psychology; Sociology;

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Organizers: The Parenthetical Review


The Parenthetical Review is currently seeking submissions for its upcoming fall issue. The selected theme will be the “cartographic imagination” broadly defined. Cartography—the process of translating physical places into representational images and words—extends far beyond mere map making, encompassing internal landscapes, bizarre terrains, exploration and our relationship with boundaries. The review welcomes any piece of fiction, criticism, memoire, satire, history or creative non-fiction relating to this multi-interpretational theme. Topics may include but are certainly not limited to:

  1. The influence and power of physical places on individuals and societies
  2. The relationship between space and the social world
  3. Maps as a visual and/or conceptual media
  4. Reportage linking current or historical events with locality
  5. How perception of environment, landscape and locale shape identities and narratives
  6. Environmental concerns
  7. “Location, Location, Location”
  8. How we attempt to escape the limitations imposed by place and spatial boundaries

The PR is a cross-disciplinary publication that encompasses literature, the humanities and the arts. It seeks innovative and new voices that can present complex subjects to a general reading audience.

Fiction submissions should be approximately 5,000 words; essays and CFN approximately 7,000.  Humor, speculative fiction, flash fiction, research-based non-fiction and immersion journalism will all be considered.

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