Whither Appalachia? is preparing to curate and assemble our first print journal. Alongside pieces coming directly from our editorial staff, we also want written contributions from other radicals throughout the region.

In this first volume the historical tract (part one in a series of four) will be centered on Early Appalachian history, otherwise known as the “Frontier Period”. Given the subject matter, other pieces in the journal will be centered on the issue of land. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Indigeneity and Colonialism in Central/Southern Appalachia
  • Systems of Rent in Urban Appalachia
  • Landlessness, Home Ownership, and Houselessness
  • Ecological and Anti-Pipeline Struggles in Appalachia, and the Lessons Thus Far
  • Critical Analysis of the “Back to the Land” Movement
  • Absentee Landownership and Contemporary Land Struggle
  • Contemporary Primitive Accumulation Methods

If you have an idea outside this topic (land), submissions are still open. We’re always searching for relevant material to amplify on our blog. The journal is set to be released this winter. We hope to hear from you soon.

Guidelines:

  • Submissions should be sent to: whitherappalachia@protonmail.com
  • Research Essays should be between 2,500-4,000 words.
  • We ask you keep narrative/reflective pieces under 4,000 words.
  • If you have a piece beyond 4,000 words please feel free to query with a brief (>250 words) abstract as a .doc, .docx, or pdf.
  • Submissions deadline is August 20th.
  • Responses will be sent by email.