OPEN BOARD POSITIONS

July 25, 2021

We are currently looking to expand our team. Every position entails the possibility to work as editor in both print and online publications.

  • Editor-in-chief
  • Managing editor
  • Finance and distribution
  • Funding
  • PR and communication
  • Events and collaborations
  • IT
We receive applications from now until September 10th.
This is an unpaid position.

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Contribute

Soapbox offers two different means for publishing: our print journal and our online platform. We encourage the exploration of how to practice cultural analysis across a wide variety of media—textual, visual and/or auditive. When submitting you agree to our copyright and publishing terms and conditions. Please go over our guidelines before submitting. 

JOURNAL

We publish a yearly double-blind, peer-reviewed journal featuring interdisciplinary scholarship. Our focus lies mainly on academic research papers, however, as a cultural analysis platform we also encourage creative work (e.g., creative nonfiction, visual, graphic and photography series, etc.). 

Call for Papers

We are currently working on issue 3.0 concerning the theme of impasse. We are not receiving submissions for this publication any longer but do always accept submissions for the website. A new call for papers will be out after issue 3.0 has been launched.

Read our call for papers

ONLINE

Our digital platform accepts submissions of a variety of formats all year round. We look for engaging, original work—written, visual or auditory—on a variety of cultural topics, whether of an academic or more experimental nature. Ultimately, our online platform intends to showcase the development of ideas traditionally explored in academia in order to apply and translate these to more approachable forms and styles. 

You can submit your work via the form below. You should receive a response from us within fourteen days of your emailed submission.

Editing Process

Keep in mind that all submissions are subject to a thorough editing process. In it, two members of our web team review and suggest changes to help make each submission suitable for online publication. Every submission goes through two but no more than three editing rounds. The editorial board reserves the right to refuse publication of an article at any phase of the editing process.

Online Submission Guidelines

Essay

We accept full papers as well as short abstracts. Make sure to follow the guidelines below when submitting: 

  • A full submission must be no more than 2500 words
    (exc. footnotes, abstract and bio). 
  • Title must not exceed 70 characters.
  • Follow MLA formatting and referencing. 
  • Mention whether this work has been, or will be, published elsewhere
    (e.g., personal blog, social media, other publishers).
  • Include a horizontal cover image with rights secured
    (copyright free images can be found on Google using the right search term, Unsplash, and Creative Commons).
  • Include a short abstract/introduction
    (no more than 80 words).
  • Add up to six keywords that contextualize the paper’s main argument
    (e.g., affect, AI, Butler, postmodernism, etc)
  • Secure permissions from copyright holders for any content that is not your own.
    (e.g., illustrations, audio, etc).

Optional

  • A short bio (e.g., artistic and/or research background, interests and practice, affiliations, links to own site or previous work, etc).

Review

Can be of a book, art exhibition, performance, event, etc. 

  • A full submission must be between 700-1000 words
    (exc. footnotes, intro/summary, and bio).
  • Title must not exceed 70 characters.
  • Follow MLA formatting and referencing. 
  • Mention whether this work has been, or will be, published elsewhere
    (e.g., blog, social media, other publishers).
  • Include a horizontal cover image with rights secured
    (copyright free images can be found on Google using the right search term, Unsplash, and Creative Commons).
  • Include a short abstract/introduction.
    (no more than 80 words).
  • Add up to six keywords that contextualize the review’s main argument
    (e.g., affect, AI, Butler, postmodernism, etc).
  • Secure permissions from copyright holders for any content that is not your own
    (e.g., illustrations, audio, etc).

Optional

  • A short bio (e.g., artistic and research background, interest and practice, affiliations, links to own site or previous work, etc).

Experimental

TEXTUAL
  • If longer than 1000 words, your piece will be published weekly as a series.
  • Title must not exceed 70 characters.
  • Follow MLA referencing.
  • Mention whether this work has been, or will be, published elsewhere
    (e.g., blog, social media, other publishers).
  • Include a horizontal cover image with rights secured
    (copyright free images can be found on Google using the right search term, Unsplash, and Creative Commons).
  • Include a short introduction
    (between 50 to 100 words).
  • Add up to six keywords that contextualize the content
    (e.g., affect, AI, Butler, postmodernism, etc)
  • Secure permissions from copyright holders for any content that is not your own
    (e.g., illustrations, audio, etc).

Optional

  • A short bio (e.g., artistic and research background, interest and practice, affiliations, links to own site or previous work, etc).
VISUAL
  • Email the original file (not just a link). 
  • Title must not exceed 70 characters.
  • Follow MLA referencing.
  • Include a short introduction that contextualizes the image/video.
    (max. 200 words).
  • Mention whether this work has been, or will be, published elsewhere
    (e.g., blog, social media, other publishers).
  • Include a horizontal cover image with rights secured
    (copyright free images can be found on Google using the right search term, Unsplash, and Creative Commons).
  • Add up to six keywords that contextualize the content
    (e.g., affect, AI, Butler, postmodernism, etc).
  • Secure permissions from copyright holders for any content that is not your own
    (e.g., illustrations, audio, etc).

Optional

  • A short bio (e.g., artistic and research background, interest and practice, affiliations, links to own site or previous work, etc).
AUDIO
  • Email the original file (not just a link).
  • Title must not exceed 70 characters.
  • Follow MLA referencing.
  • Add the required credits
    (e.g., script, recording, voices, editing, etc).
  • Include a short introduction that contextualizes the content
    (max. 200 words).
  • Mention whether this work has been or will be published elsewhere
    (e.g., blog, social media, other publishers).
  • Include a horizontal cover image with rights secured
    (copyright free images can be found on Google using the right search term, Unsplash, and Creative Commons).
  • Add up to six keywords that contextualize the content
    (e.g., affect, AI, Butler, postmodernism, etc).
  • Secure permissions from copyright holders for any content that is not your own
    (e.g., illustrations, audio, etc).

Optional

  • A short bio (e.g., artistic and research background, interest and practice, affiliations, links to own site or previous work, etc).

Online Submission Form


Copyright and Publishing Terms and Conditions

By submitting to either of our publishing channels (print or online) you agree with the following terms and conditions:

  • Every submission goes through two but no more than three editing rounds. The editorial board reserves the right to refuse publication of an article at any phase of the editing process.
  • You retain copyright of your work when submitting to Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis.
  • You grant Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis an exclusive right to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform your submissions in any media formats now or hereafter created and through any media channels now or hereafter created. 
  • Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis is an open-source publisher. By submitting you grant each reader a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to download, reproduce, redistribute, and/or republish materials from your work provided they reference your work accordingly when doing so.
  • In case an exact copy of the submitted work is published elsewhere (in print, digital or online format), you are required to credit Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis as the original publisher.

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