General Call -- Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture

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The editorial staff of Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture seeks high quality manuscripts, literature, poetry, book reviews and artwork for a general topic issue to be published in July 2010. We invite innovative submissions that consider hip-hop music and culture from a wide range of critical perspectives. In-depth studies of individual artists and texts are welcome. In particular, works from the fields of ethnomusicology, gender studies, interdisciplinary studies, cultural studies, technology and sociology are encouraged. We also accept research on areas that influence our work as academics, including hip-hop pedagogy and curriculum, as well as the place of hip-hop studies in the university. Additionally, Words. Beats. Life welcomes provocative essays that will stimulate thought on the current and future role of hip-hop culture and music in the 21st century.

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture is a peer-reviewed, hybrid periodical of art and hip-hop studies published by the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Words Beats & Life, Inc. The Journal is committed to nurturing and showcasing the creative talents and expertise of the field in a layout that is uniquely hip-hop inspired. We publish issues twice a year with the intention of serving as a platform where the work of scholars and artists can appear in dialogue with one another. Since 2002, Words. Beats. Life has devoted its pages to both emerging and established intellectuals and artists. As the premier resource for hip-hop theory and practice, we hope that the scholarship we publish will serve as a resource for the field of hip-hop studies and the work of hip-hop non-profits, helping each to elevate to the next phase of their respective growth in America and around the globe.

Words. Beats. Life adheres to APA style. The maximum length for articles is 5,000 words. Complete guidelines for contributors can be found in each issue of the journal as well as on our Web site at

Please send any questions and submissions to

Deadline: January 4, 2010

Graham Eng-Wilmot
Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture
1525 Newton St. NW Washington, D.C. 20010
T 202-667-1192 | E

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