Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture

The editorial staff of Words. Beats. Life seeks high quality art work for consideration in future issues. We invite innovative submissions that consider hip-hop music and culture through graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and other fine arts. In-depth studies of individual artists are welcome. Additionally, Words. Beats. Life welcomes provocative essays that investigate the influence of hip-hop on contemporary dance, performance art, and theater.

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture is a peer-reviewed, hybrid periodical of art and hip-hop studies published by the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Words Beats & Life, Inc. The Journal is committed to nurturing and showcasing the creative talents and expertise of the field in a layout that is uniquely hip-hop inspired. We publish issues twice a year with the intention of serving as a platform where the work of scholars and artists can appear in dialogue with one another. Since 2002, Words. Beats. Life has devoted its pages to both emerging and established intellectuals and artists. As the premier resource for hip-hop theory and practice, we hope that the scholarship we publish will serve as a resource for the field of hip-hop studies and the work of hip-hop non-profits, helping each to elevate to the next phase of their respective growth in America and around the globe.

Words. Beats. Life adheres to APA style. The maximum length for articles is 5,000 words. Complete guidelines for contributors can be found in each issue of the journal as well as on our Web site at http://wblinc.org/Journal_callforsub.htm.

Please send any questions and submissions to submissions@wblinc.org .

Deadline: March 8, 2010.