To celebrate the creepy time of year, this fall Anthropology News is turning a spooky eye to spectral apparitions and things that go bump in the night. What can anthropology tell us about ghosts and hauntings of all kinds in all places: ghosts ritual and metaphorical, economic and political, long-experienced and recently imagined? From ghostly tales to ghost tours, we invite you to consider phantoms, spirits, and spooks for our September/October “Ghosts” issue.
We are interested in pitches that approach ghosts and hauntings from an engaging perspective in the form of feature stories or photo essays.
Please send a 250-word pitch that outlines the story and main argument of your piece and a 50-word author bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 21, 2021. If proposing a photo essay, include one or two images.
Feature essays are 1,600–2,000 words. Photo essays comprise 6–8 high resolution images and a 600-word introductory essay. First drafts will be due by June 30 and go through a developmental edit with the AN editor. Final pieces will publish in the September/October print magazine and on the AN website.