a general interest peer-refereed publication, is published three times a year in April,
September, and December. Each issue contains feature articles about current anthropology research,
plus surveys of new research projects, essays, interviews, photo essays, poetry, and book, film, and ex-
hibit reviews on a wide range of topics of interest to anthropologists, students, and the interested public.
All submissions are are peer reviewed and processed electronically. We’re looking for essays that are rel-
atively short (3,000 words), fascinating, addressed to a general audience, and engaged in contemporary
problems. There should be minimal jargon, few, if any references, and the essay should be shaped as a
narrative. Readers’ attention should be grabbed quickly with a hook—be very clear about what is inter-
esting, important, and unusual in what you have to say.
If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, we ask you ﬁrst to submit a one-page pitch for your pro-
posed material. Brieﬂy identify the argument you would like to advance, and tell us why it is important
for the general public to understand. Once we receive the pitch, we will review it within two weeks and
let you know whether you should write and submit the entire piece, or whether it would be more appro-
priate for another publication.
Please e-mail your pitch as a Word attachment (not a pdf). Include a brief biographical statement. If you
wish to include a sample illustration, it must be camera ready, Please do not use color in any illustrative
material—grayscale or line art only. Photos may be sent as jpg or tiff ﬁles (color photos that are accepted
for publication will be printed in black and white). Photos must be at least 300 dpi at the size of publica-
tion; 600 dpi is preferred. For extra-large ﬁles, please consult with the editor for special instructions
before sending. E-mail submissions to: Katherine McCaffrey, General Editor,