As humans, we come hardwired to be afraid. Fear impels us, regardless of our desire to master it. Whether we want it to or not, it motivates us. Fear is paradoxical: it both drives and paralyses. It can unify or divide. It builds nations and tears them apart. Fear comes from outside of us, or from within.
Why are we still afraid of the same things we’ve been afraid of for centuries? How is it that we as a species and civilization have not been able to overcome these primal instincts?
We’d like to encourage exploration of various lines of creativity, thought, and research on fear. As an interdisciplinary journal, we want to cultivate an atmosphere where learners can open lines of communication and conversation across disciplines to create work with unexpected results.
Some points of inspiration could be:
Why are we afraid? Why are you afraid?
How do we use fear to better ourselves; how does fear hold us back?
How is fear expressed in the markets?
What are different ways that fear affects the brain?
Why do phobias fascinate us and why do we have them?
How has fear affected the course of history?
How do we fetishize fear in our culture?
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
Chapman Graduate Students
- Submissions Open: Monday, October 24, 2016
Outside Graduate Students, Academics, and Professionals
- Submissions Open: Monday, November 21, 2016
- Submissions Close: Extended! Saturday February 25, 2017
Open to graduate students and professionals
Interdisciplinary submissions by multiple authors in multiple fields more than welcome.
- Fiction: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
- Non fiction: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
- Academic Papers: 5,000 words maximum (anything longer, send query)
- Poetry: 5 poems maximum of any length
- Video: 30 minute maximum for video content (anything longer, send query)
- Visual Art: 5 pieces of visual art maximum
- Cite sources and use formatting as standard to field or discipline
- Academic work will be peer-reviewed
- Cover statement with brief bio required
- Title must be on each page of the work; pages numbered
- Include the discipline(s) in the title of the submission
- Name should not appear on the work itself
- Work must not have been previously published
- Send written work as Word or PDF document
- Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere
- We retain first North American publication rights. After publication, all rights return to the author.
- We retain the right to choose the thumbnail and header image for the piece on the website.
- Please submit only once for each issue.
- We are currently looking for readers and contributing editors.
Contact Matt and Joanna at email@example.com to apply!
- Matt Wheatley
- Joanna Nelius
Communications Manager and Literary Criticism Editor
Visual Art Editor
Poetry and Multimedia Editor
Ethics and Spirituality Editor
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- Professor Jim Blaylock
- Dr. Gregory Daddis
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