Anima Loci is a visual culture journal focused on the interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between image and place. We publish articles and photo-essays that explore this theme from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. We currently are calling for submissions from researchers and visual practitioners (e.g. artists/photographers/filmmakers) with a writing/research aspect to their practice.
Example perspectives on this relationship between image and place include:
- Cultural memory, history and archives
- Psychogeography, architecture and the urban space
- Monuments and the commemorative
- Place-making, identity, territoriality and marginality
- Cultural production and artefacts
- Landscape and natural landmarks
The article format consists of a 1500-2500 word text, with images to illustrate, if applicable.
The text does not necessarily have to be academic in style, it can also take the form of a first-person narrative or other experimental formats.
The text should not have been published elsewhere.
How is the past visionary? Much like the nutrient rich detritus from which the verge is born a-new. To begin is never to start without. Each new cycle carries with it the wisdom & strength of past phases & progressions. What gifts are you bringing into this initiation? Like something of the past that continues to re-work its way to the surface; or the past we sacrifice to the future. Language as turf and terrain caught up in mineral sediment.
* We encourage each artist to include a translation of their work. The translation can be done in a recognized language, or one you create (such as through ekphrasis). Artists can translate their own work, or work with a translator/collaborator.
It is our hope that each translated work opens up space for further understanding and empathy of other cultures, languages, and movements, while creating community between collaborators in the process.
If you are unable to translate your own work or find a collaborator, we will work with you. Please let us know if you would like a translator in the submission email.
* We welcome these styles and genres:
poetry / fiction / creative nonfiction / critical theory / articles / rituals / spells / essays / reviews / visual art / music / photography / translations / collaborations / performances / novellas / hybrid work
* Send up to 5 poems or images and up to 10 pages of prose.
At Avon we publish some of the leading names in commercial fiction, including Sunday Times bestsellers C.L. Taylor, Scott Mariani and Sue Moorcroft, and digital chart toppers Phillipa Ashley, Lorna Cook, Mel Sherratt and Mandy Robotham. If you have a commercial novel you think might be of interest to us, we’d love to see it.
Please note that we can only consider full-length manuscripts and are unable to consider partial submissions. We can only consider submissions of 60,000 words or more.
Ayebia is interested in writing from established as well as budding new authors. Once we have expressed an interest in a manuscript, we will offer help and support for authors to develop their work into publishable form.
How to Submit a Manuscript
- It is essential that you contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before submitting any material for assessment.
- In the first instance, please send a synopsis, a short bio, a concise covering letter that includes your writing history, outlining the merits of the work that you wish to submit and why you think your work deserves to be published by Ayebia.
- Please do not send us the original copy of your manuscript.
- Please ensure that you always keep a copy of your work for reference purposes, as we do not return any submissions or manuscripts sent us.
- We prefer submissions to reach us electronically or by email as an attachment i.e., .docx or .doc.
- All submissions must be professionally edited and proof read before submission in a Word format.