OPEN CALL for a new magazine
We ask that contributors limit their submissions to 5.000 words and send them in docx format to email@example.com.
You are invited to submit in whichever language or genre you consider yourself most fluent. We also welcome illustrations or comics if they fit the thematic focus.
Contributions which are approved for publishing will be renumerated
Burning? is a publication borne of a series of research, exhibitions, performances, lectures, conversations and workshops within UNRAVELING THE (UNDER-) DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX OR TOWARDS A POST- (UNDER-) DEVELOPMENT INTERDEPENDENCE. This project was inspired by Walter Rodney’s seminal work How Europe Underdeveloped Africa and the questions he leaves us with today. We are now accepting submissions to our first issue, which will focus on the “development complex.”
We are looking for honest and thoughtful perspectives on “development” – what it is, what it means, how it is done, whom it serves, the conditions it produces and the potentials it undermines. We welcome all kinds of written work and are especially interested in original research, reporting, and investigative work into the global development complex. We want to know about its agents and its effects; we want to hear from its opponents.
A note on style and content
Maybe you have noticed that academic, theoretical, and critical writing is often dull, repetitive, and needlessly complex. It is our view that certain stylistic conventions stifle a writer’s creative voice and undermine any chance that readers actually enjoy what’s been written. This style does damage to readers and writers alike. We don’t like that and see no good reason why it should be this way.
With that said, we encourage all our contributors to write as you speak, however that might sound. This is an invitation to prioritize clarity and novelty in your writing without compromising on personal style or creativity.
Artistic Direction Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
EDITORS Mokia Laisin, Alec Carver, Pauline Temme, Nathaniel Lacelle-Peterson
Communications Anna Jäger
Graphic Design Nancy Naser Al Deen