As submissions are accepted for the journal across the year, select pieces will be published and appear here before the full first edition of the journal becomes available online in September 2018. Submissions will be accepted between October 2017 and June 2018, with editorial feedback provided between these times, with final notifications being given between June 2018 and August 2018.
Your submissions to .birches can include:
- short think pieces / blog post style reflections
- works of fiction and poetry
- academic studies and research agendas
- field notes and journal entries
- visual art works, photography and sound art
- links or reviews of associated online projects
You might write a piece on taking nature walks in Zelda or Horizon, or describe a makerspace event held in a regional space, or share a prose poem on hackers working in the outback of Australia, or field recordings of pastoral birdsongs in Europe, or write a speculative research agenda for the potentials of augmented reality in agriculture - the focus of this journal is to provide a platform for many types of media and thought that speak to the dialogues that .birches is engaged in. If you want to check to see if a topic or piece would be suitable to submit, please don't hesitate to write to us and we'll have a conversation about your idea.