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DoubleTake / Points of Entry


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DoubleTake / Points of Entry is a bi-annual print publication that offers narratives, essays, fiction, poetry, documentary & narrative photography, and book reviews. We welcome submissions from writers (essayists, reporters, scholars interested in narrative, narrative writers, fiction writers, poets) and photographers, especially those working in the documentary tradition. We are particularly interested in submissions of reported nonfiction (a.k.a., literary journalism, creative nonfiction, literature of reality, etc.). Please see categories below for more information, as well as our statement of Mission.

On acceptance, DoubleTake / Points of Entry requires one-time copyright, which reverts to the author upon publication.

We are unable to pay fees for published work. We do offer two complimentary copies of the magazine upon publication.


• Essay, Narrative Story, Narrative Photography
—Terry Lee, co-editor: tlee@cnu.edu
—Roberta Rosenberg, co-editor: rrosenb@cnu.edu

Submission guide
• See the magazine Mission Statement.

Narrative—essay, documentary narrative, reported nonfiction
• For all narrative submissions, except book reviews—(see below):
•Topics of Interest—

Current affairs, documentary, topical essay and scholarly work of interest to informed readers. Essay by practitioners—journalists, writers, photographers, teachers, physicians, for instance. Provocative work of interest to teachers.
Please see our statement of Mission.

• Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
• Mail one hard copy, and e-mail a Microsoft Word attached file of the piece to:

Editors, DoubleTake / Points of Entry
Department of English
1 University Place
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA 23606


Photography
Foir all photography submissions:
•Topics of Interest—

Please see our statement of Mission.

• Photographic essays may be submitted by small-file, low-resolution JPEG in an e-mail attachment (10-12 images) or by print portfolio. For e-mail submission, send to photoeditor@doubletakecommunity.org. For print portfolio submission, send to:

Photo Editor, DoubleTake / Points of Entry
Department of English
1 University Place
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA 23606

• Upon acceptance, high-resolution images (300 d.p.i) on will be required.

• Poetry
—David Lloyd, Poetry Editor: lloyd@lemoyne.edu

Submission guide
• Submit poems as an attachment to an e-mail to the poetry editor.

• Fiction
—Sugi Ganeshananthan, Fiction Editor: vasugi@gmail.com

Submission guide
• We will not be considering submissions of fiction until July 2006. Please do not make submissions until after July 1.

• Submit short fiction as an attachment to an e-mail to the fiction editor, entering into the "subject" line of the e-mail "DoubleTake Fiction, Author's name, Story title."

• Book Reviews
—John C. Hartsock, Book Review Editor: hartsockj@cortland.edu

Submission guide
• We are interested in reviews of books treating narrative journalism (a.k.a., literary journalism, creative nonfiction, etc.).
• We are also interested in reviews of books in the documentary tradition, both narrative and photographic.The reviews should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words in length.
The reviews may be on either contemporary or historical examples of the genre. If historical, the review should reflect at least a passing familiarity with the critical perspectives on the work, as well as contribute new insights. However, thoughtful reviews of existing scholarship and other critical perspectives on a historical work that will help critics and writers of the form to engage in further investigation will also be considered. For reviews of books that are not recent publications, consider in the review why the book is worth re-examining at this time (e.g., as a teacher's resource, as a writer's resource, and so on).
Professional journalists' perspectives on the craft as reflected in contemporary or historical examples are welcome. Essays may be informal or formal, but should bear in mind in tone and style the journal’s purpose as a meeting ground for different perspectives.

For book review submissions:
• Length: 1,000-1,500 words
• Mail one hard copy, and e-mail a Microsoft Word attached file of the piece to:

John C. Hartsock, Ph.D.
Book Review Editor, DoubleTake /Points of Entry
Department of Communication Studies
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045-0900
hartsockj@cortland.edu

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDE
• Include an appropriately sized, self-addressed and stamped envelope for MS return.
• Supply “Clean” MicrosoftWord electronic copies upon acceptance.
• We offer no compensation for published work.
• Published writers will receive two copies of the journal in which their work appears, except for book reviewers, who will receive one copy.
• For essays and book reviews citing sources: use a discipline-appropriate style (e.g., M.L.A., Chicago, A.P.A.).
• Use end notes.

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