For forty-five yeaars, Appalachian Journal has served as the premier regional studies review for the region of the Appalachian mountains. Published by Appalachian State University in Boone, this interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly features:
…field research, interviews, and other scholarly studies of history, politics, economics, culture, folklore, literature, music, ecology, and a variety of other topics, as well as poetry and reviews of books, films, and recordings.
The current issue (Volume 43, 3-4, 2016) features poetry by Clint Carroll, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, and Kaitlen Whitt; features on Judith McCulloh, Elia Kazan, and orientalism in Appalachian poetry; and fourteen book reviews and review essays. Past contributors include Barbara Presnell, Michael McFee, and George Eklund.
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Those hoping to write for Appalachian Journal should heed the following:
Major fields of interest include anthropology, art, cultural studies, ecology, economics, education, ethnography, film, folklore, health care, history, gender studies, geography, literature, media, music, political science, sociology, and studies of sustainability. We like well-documented, well-developed articles that feature primary source research. We like photographs and illustrations.
Poetry should be submitted in batches of 5-7 unpublished poems, but by far the best bet for publication is to send a manuscript or query by e-mail for articles and reviews. To submit, click here.
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