is seeking submissions of book length
projects to be published in 2022.
Seeking books that craft alternative epistemologies, ontologies, lifestyles, passageways, bedrooms, architectures, tunnels, commons, etc. toward a more equitable conception of what it means to be. Seeking antagonistic social spaces as text; as book.
Following in the footsteps of Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, we are seeking to explore this general antagonism, this “riotous production of difference”, this “sense of dispossession, and possession by thedispossessed”, this undercommon way in which the book becomes site to explore what we may not be able to otherwise. G.A. understands the book as the place where we can get down and dirty in a concept over pages and pages and pages. Exploring what it is that is possible in an idea while always reaching our hands out into the world. As Moten puts it, “Recognizing that text is intertext is one thing. Seeing that a text is a social space is another. It’s a deeper way of looking at it. To say that it’s a social space is to say that stuff is going on people, things, are meeting there and interacting, rubbing off one another, brushing againstone another - and you enter into that social space, to try to be a part of it.”
Some examples: Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s The Undercommons, Gregg Bordowitz’s Some Styles of Masculinity, niv Acosta and Fannie Sosa’s Black Power Naps, The Socialist Patients’ Collective, The Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, Adrian Piper’s Funk Lessons, etc.
All submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include: a pdf of the writing, formatting ideas (if possible include formatting ideas within the pdf), an artist statement/website, and, if unfinished, a description of the project that explains the general goal, size, and output when it will be finished.