Spring 2021 CFS

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Third Stone Journal

Third Stone Journal is accepting submissions of art, music, creative writing, short films, scholarship, digital content, and more on Afrofuturism, African-futurism, and the Black fantastic as explored both inside and outside of the borders of the United States. The call is for the Spring 2021 publication. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2020. For inquiries, please contact the editorial staff of Third Stone Journal at 3rdstonejournal@gmail.com. Note that all work should be submitted via the submission portal at https://scholarworks.rit.edu/thirdstone/. See our website https://thirdstonejournalafrofuturism.org/ for a detailed description of submissions and policies.

Scholarly Articles

  1. Galactic Pieces are full-length journal articles of approximately 7000 to 10000 words in length, excluding footnotes and the References/Works Cited page.
  2. Planetary Pieces are shorter articles of approximately 5000 to 6000 words in length, excluding any footnotes and the Works Cited page.
  3. Lunar Pieces are the shortest articles to be published in Third Stone at approximately 3000 to 4000 words in length, not including footnotes and the Works Cited page. Articles submitted in this category are akin to notes often with an emphasis on providing an extension, update, and/or response to previous research.
  4. Cometary Pieces, or reprints, have a 5000-word maximum, not including an introduction article of approximately 2500 words in length, excluding any footnotes and the Works Cited page.

Creative Work

  1. Long Films: One piece of no more than 45 minutes maximum
  2. Short Films: One to two pieces of no more than 15 minutes maximum
  3. Music: One to three pieces
  4. Poetry: Three to six pieces accompanied by a video or audio file recording of each work
  5. Long Prose (Non-Fiction or Fiction): One piece of no more than 6000 words 
  6. Short Prose (Non-Fiction or Fiction): Two to three pieces of no more than 1500 words each
  7. Visual Art: One to three pieces with 300 dpi resolution saved with no compression

Bibliographic Annotations

Third Stone is building a comprehensive annotated bibliography of source material on the Black fantastic, including traditional print sources (books, magazines, journal articles, newspapers, and reviews) and digital media (audio, video, film, apps, and websites). Entries should be approximately 750 to 1000 words in length, featuring a brief summary of the source, an analysis of its significant concepts and themes, a clear explanation of the Afrofuturist elements within the work, and a brief reflection where appropriate on intersections with other source material with which the author is familiar. 

 Seretha D. Williams, Editor-in-chief