CFP: [General] Call for Submissions for Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion (5/1/08)

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Welcome to Harlot, a digital magazine and web forum where you can…
  â€¢ view art inspired by gaming culture
  â€¢ critique a political speech through a mock interview
  â€¢ post comments on a short film about green architecture
  â€¢ compose a collaborative review of a popular documentary
  â€¢ publish an experimental poem about social-networking sites
  â€¢ engage in meaningful, open-ended, and non-partisan conversations about rhetoric in
        everyday life.

Rhetoric has a bad reputation these days; the word is hurled as an insult to imply fancy
arguments and manipulation. But by definition, rhetoric simply refers to the arts of persuasion
we all use to influence audiences every day. All communicationâ€"from reality TV to public
monuments, religion to pop musicâ€"is rhetorical. Harlot offers a space to participate in
promiscuous explorations the real social, personal, cultural, and political powers of rhetoric in its
diverse forms.

Harlot invites adventurous critics, artists, and thinkers to engage these concerns in innovative
and creative ways. In addition to traditional articles, we allow and encourage multimedia texts
that exploit the rich rhetorical potential of hypertext, still images, animation, video, and audio.
Whatever the form, share your brilliant insights, favorite rants, and pet theories… for pleasure
with a purpose.

What we're looking for:
  â€¢ Significance: point or value for public audiences
  â€¢ Personality: creativity, humor, self-conscious attention to your own rhetoric
  â€¢ Ethics: responsible consideration of others' beliefs, values, and backgrounds
  â€¢ Accessibility: suitability of style for a diverse readership

Guidelines for submission
1. All submissions must include a title page listing all authors with their e-mail and/or postal
        addresses for correspondence and a brief description (50-100 words) of the piece.
2. While we do not require a specific citation style, all quotations and references should be
        consistently acknowledged. If using copyrighted materials (illustrations, etc.), the author is
        responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders.
3. In accordance with Harlot's philosophy, we welcome submissions of all reasonable length
        and sizes. Word texts should be submitted in .doc or .rtf file formats. Image, audio, and
        video files should be submitted in high resolution and high quality formats that will be
        modified for web publication. Graphics should be in .gif, .jpeg, or .png file formats; audio
        should be in .wav or .mp3 file formats; and video should be in .mpeg, .avi, or .mov file
4. Submissions may be emailed as attachments to We also welcome
        queries regarding submissions.

Please note the submission deadline for Harlot's inaugural issue is May 1, 2008.

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