Next Issue - Stimulus

We are soliciting contributions for the next edition of Stimulus Respond themed, simply, Stimulus. Contributions might be literally or abstractly related to Stimulus, and we encourage, as always, creative and experimental approaches to the theme. In congruence with Stimulus Respond's undisciplined approach, we welcome submissions from new and established contributors from within, between, and beyond such fields as cultural studies, anthropology, literary criticism, fashion, creative writing, politics, visual cultures, architecture, theatre, film and screen studies, sociology, media and communications and philosophy.

Abstracts (200 words), low resolution images and expressions of interest should be sent to the relevant editor(s) by 10 December 2019. Successful contributors will be notified shortly afterwards, and then be asked to submit their final piece by 6 March 2020.

Please note our new sections:

We want originally gathered words with 'Stimulus' as a prompt, not as a theme. Poetry and prose. Rescue the word from its dictionary meanings. Be as pedantic or as playful as you want. Genre-ed or genre-fluid. Word count up to 6000.
Contact: Sourav Roy

Female Gaze
This section is feminist art practices, featuring work connected to feminist legacies, provoking and interrogating dominant patriarchal structures, proposing other realities and fitting within an ethics of feminist principles.
Contacts: Liz Stirling, Jo Hassall, Casey Orr, Laura Robinson

Often in collaboration with other sections, 'Images' covers the visual from pencil to camera. We also invite visual contributions for the 'blank page': self-contained, single-page A4 compositions that address the theme of 'Stimulus'.
Contact: Jack Boulton

The 'Art' section focus on creatives - rather than specifically musicians - who have evolved to employ sound centrally within their practice. We are particularly interested in interviews and articles exploring radio, popular music, installation, DIY publishing and streaming.
Contact: Alan Dunn

In 'Human/Machine', the contributions to the other sections in each issue are re-processed by algorithms and a human.
Contct: Ian Truelove

Please note that we prioritise material that has not been published elsewhere and all forms of submission must be seen to address the theme of the issue.