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Call for Submissions: American Empires Special Issue

July 15, 2014

Guernica is now producing quarterly themed issues that follow our regular online format, but that are centered on explicit directions within the intersection of art and politics that we’ve been focused on for the last ten years.

The focus of the September 15, 2014, issue will be American Empires. We are looking for work that addresses this question: From Google to grocery store chains, in a country once fractured and conglomerated, who and what holds power in the US? We’re interested in pieces on rising US empires, under-covered monopolies, crumbling kingdoms; people, places, and industries that are amassing control or losing their might.

We will publish a total of six interviews (conversations) and features (journalism, reportage, polemic, personal essay, creative nonfiction). We will also publish one or two art features, two works of fiction, and two poems.

To submit a piece for the American Empires issue, please follow our guidelines, and send in your work for consideration by August 10th to our managing editor at You may include “American Empires” in the subject line of your email. Work submitted for this issue will also be considered for future issues of the magazine.

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