Global Graffiti: Call for Submissions

Global Graffiti No. 7, Summer 2012
South/North, East/West: The Cardinal Directions Issue

Just as much as spatial location often defines our lives (think about the importance of our neighborhoods, cities, nations), so too do geographical divisions, especially those dividing north and south, east and west. For the 7th installment of Global Graffiti, the editors are interested in receiving work that takes up north/south or east/west divisions and the cultural, artistic, political, social ramifications of these geographic divides.

Global Graffiti accepts scholarly, creative, and non-fiction writing and artwork. The magazine has published essays, stories, poetry, journalism, photography, interviews, reviews, and dispatches from noted writers, artists, and scholars from the US and around the world. We look forward to receiving submissions that take up the Cardinal Directions theme from a variety of angles and from a variety of national, regional, and local contexts.

Possible topics include:
* Migration (movements from/to, for example: Northern and Southern California, the West Coast and the East Coast, Bogotá and New York, Turkey and Germany, Manila and Oslo, etc.)
*Concepts of Intellectual Property across different countries (for example: conflicting laws regarding drug patents, the globalization of “bootlegging,” etc.)
*The digital divide (for example: access to the Internet, wi-fi, cellular phone distribution, hacking, firewalls, electronics recycling, etc.)
*Musical border crossings (for example: Italian reggae, Salsa in Tokyo, or French Raï, etc.)
*Media representations (for example: news coverage of war, pop media representations of gender, etc.)
*Language (for example: local languages, minority languages, dialects, pigeons, Spanglish, etc.)
*Cultural imperialism (for example: the diffusion of Hollywood movies in various regions throughout the world, etc.)

Please send your work along with a brief bio to: by June 15, 2012. All images should be sent as JPEGs while all documents should be sent in Word or RTF format.

Monica Hanna & David Sharp
Global Graffiti – An online magazine of world culture & arts

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The woman slapping tortilla shapes makes like the rain hitting the cement floor. I like the smell of charcoal smoke, rotting vegetables and sheet metal rust. I think about it when it's 100 degrees and I'm driving in the desert.

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