Our next issue's theme is ADAPTATION and if you are interested in submitting, please visit the Konza Journal website and click on the guidelines tab on the far right side of the page and fill out the Submission form as completely as possible, after which we will be in touch with you. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS JUNE 1, 2019 with the next issue expected to go online in September 2019.
Our sense of place seems most comforting when we feel that solidity, that continuity, that stability that grounds us, anchors us in our community. But in reality the place we occupy is continually evolving, the environment constantly changing, the social conventions warping and morphing, we ourselves and our loved ones growing older. And as the world changes around us, we adapt. We change. We continue on, our sense of place sometimes slipping and sliding on shifting sands rather than sitting pinned to bedrock.
Looking at the dictionary definition of "adaptation," we see how it is "... the act or process of adapting, fitting, modifying; adjustment to the environmental changes; the continuing process through which groups modify to meet the requirements of their social and physical environment; a modification for a new use; a composition rewritten into a new form...."
In our theme for this issue of Konza Journal, ADAPTATION, we hope to incorporate all those dictionary definitions of the word, encounter all the ways we maintain or reinvent our sense of place, how we adapt, as the world swirls around us. Come and share your story of adaptation as it speaks through you to the natural world, community, eco-community, local economies and cultures, climate and social changes, and other areas of life. We welcome your original writing -- including essays, poems, stories, news pieces, and other forms of creative, reflective, or critical writing; interviews (written or via audio recordings or videos); artwork and/or arts events (again, video, audio, and photos and writing welcome), and also links to important sources on this topic.
The editorial board looks forward to your submission! Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Thanks so much,
Roy Beckemeyer, Tim Dellett, Ken Lassman, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Mary Silwance, Konza Journal Editorial Board