I am delighted to tell you that I am working with The Creative Process as Digital Humanities and Comparative Cultural Studies Assignment Editor. If you would be interested submitting your work and participating in a brief interview, it may be included on www.creativeproces.info, shown as part of the projection elements of the traveling exhibition, and excerpted by participating literary journals and university magazines. Submission Form

What is The Creative Process?
A travelling exhibition of interviews and portraits of writers from around the world. The Creative Process is being exhibited at leading universities and selected literary museums. As a part of our non-profit international educational initiative, we are publishing academic papers, essays, excerpts of books, creative works, and interviews.

What kind of works are you looking for?
We aim for pieces linked to your field of study. Notable essays or works which have already resonated strongly with your peers which we can share with a wider audience. But you may also send us a more experimental essay or excerpt of a work in progress to show range. Feel free to make more than one submission. We welcome all genres and disciplines.
When previously published, we will include the usual acknowledgments. We find publishers are happy with their author’s participation in our non-profit educational initiative and will often retweet/Facebook share same.

I notice pieces are often linked to a citation by another writer. How is this chosen?
To open the conversation and celebrate the fact that writers are often “in dialog” with each other, The Creative Process chooses a citation by an interviewed writer and includes this alongside your piece. You may also suggest a citation by an author we have not interviewed.

Can I send images to accompany my submission?
Yes. Feel free to send us photos of yourself, related images, book covers, and artworks, which may accompany your piece or be used as a starting point for a new artwork/collaboration with the artist Mia Funk.

I’d like to get involved in other aspects of the traveling exhibition and educational initiative.
That’s great. There are many ways to get involved. Let us know on the submission form, and we’ll send you more information. One of our educational initiatives is collaborating with leading film schools, writers, and the non-profit initiative Storyvid on the creation of short films.  Read more >

Through film workshops and special 4th-year courses dedicated to combining film and literature, students and faculty collaborate on the short film adaptations. If you would like to participate in this, please fill out the Short Film Collaborations section of the submission form and your piece(s) will be added to a selection of work available for adaptation. If your story is selected, you will be contacted by the participating film school, and there may be opportunities to collaborate further in the filmmaking process. When the film is made, you will be gifted with an original artwork by Mia Funk inspired by your writing. (Estimated value of artwork: €1,500.)

How should I submit audio/videos? What are you looking for? Is interpretation open?
Yes, interpretation is open. You might submit audio/video of a lecture or conversation, readings of your work, discussions of your creative process, or other A/V collaborations. Some academics have a background in other disciplines, and it can often be interesting to read their work alongside other expressions of their creativity. The submission form for creative works can be found on this page.
 

Video submissions should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo (public access). Please copy and paste the link(s) into your submission form.
Audio – We support .mp3. (If you have audio in another file type and aren’t sure how to convert it, we can make the necessary conversions.)
Most smartphone recordings will automatically be compressed. For best performance, we recommend compressing your files using these specifications:
Bit Depth: 16bit / Bitrate: 128 kbps max (96 kbps for spoken word)
File Size: 160 MB or smaller. For larger files, we will link to an external host.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. And thank you for participating in The Creative Process!

 

SUBMISSION FORM

ESSAYS, ACADEMIC PAPERS, AND LECTURES. 
WE WELCOME SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL DISCIPLINES. WE'RE HAPPY TO REVIEW AUDIO AND SHORT VIDEO PIECES.
We welcome submissions from all disciplines, including STEM fields, which we feel can offer many important insights into the nature of perception and the creative process. We're happy to review audio and short video pieces. If submitting visual artworks (up to five jpegs), they should be accompanied by text-based responses to The Creative Process.
Name *
Name
If you would like your piece to be linked to more than one author, please indicate here. We can link your piece to up to three authors. By "linked" it can be directly inspired by their work or just loosely related to ideas they discussed. You may also suggest a citation by a writer we haven't interviewed.
Your brief biography will include a link to this page. If you would like us to link to your university's and/or publisher's website, please include their websites here separated by a comma.
My piece was previously published elsewhere. This is an:
My text is written in a language other than English.
Great. We would like to include it in its original language along with a translation. If you can send us a rough English translation of an excerpt or the full text, we will be happy to assist in the translation process.
This interview may be included on The Creative Process, as part of the projection elements of the traveling exhibition, and excerpted by our network of university and national literary magazines (LA Review of Books, Tin House, The Iowa Review, Indiana Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Stanford Daily, among others).
What drew you to this subject? What was the impetus for this project? · Can you tell us a little about the origins and evolution of this piece? · How long did it take to research and write? · Reasons for giving it this title? · What about this subject do you feel has not previously been covered?
How did you come to academia? What does academic writing give you that you cannot find in life or other kinds of writing?
Were you born into a family of writers or artists? · Who in your childhood–for example, parent or teacher–encouraged you to read books? And which books do you remember most fondly? · Which writers/teachers/friends supported you on your path to becoming a writer? (including writers you may have only “met” through the books they wrote) · Are you a teacher? What works do you recommend to your students? What do you hope your students take away from your classes? What advice do you give them?
In the course of your research for this essay, book, or project, what did you discover that you did not previously know? If your project is ongoing, what questions are you still hoping to answer?
Specifically, any surprises which may have influenced you to change your focus or direction. · Are there any questions you would like to ask the subject of your work?
(We have scheduled interviews with a number of notable persons in the humanities and STEM fields and may be able to forward your question(s) and its response for inclusion in your thesis.)
How do you maintain your curiosity? What motivates you to complete long-term projects?
What role does creativity play in your research/teaching/writing process? · Do you make an effort to eliminate your personal history and perspective from your academic work? Has your position on this changed over the years?
How does your work fit within the canon? · If you have worked in different universities or academic cultures in North America or abroad, what differences have you noticed? Has your work ever met with criticism? How have you adapted your approach to accommodate these different approaches?

Outside of your field of study, what disciplines or art forms interest you? Why and how? What makes academic writing more satisfying and distinct from journalism and other forms of writing?
If you have a creative work to submit, it can be done through this page:
http://www.creativeprocess.info/submission-form-creative-works Feel free to skip any questions you’ve already answered.
What are you working on now? Do you have a recently published or forthcoming book or project you would like to share? · What are your hopes/concerns for the future of literature? · What are your views on the future of communication and how technology is changing the way we communicate, read, interact with the world and our imaginations? · What are your views on the importance of the humanities? · How do you think STEM and the humanities can work together to imagine a better tomorrow? · Considering the current state of the world, what are your hopes for our future on this planet?
Ideal length: 250 to 500 words
I WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN OTHER ASPECTS OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS (Participants will be credited in exhibitions at universities and in the interlinking online exhibition and receive a commemorative artwork for their time.) *
PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION ON HOW TO TAKE PART IN:
SOCIAL SHARING
To help us share your essay or creative work more efficiently, please let us know the social accounts with which you would like us to share your post.
Thank you for helping us Social Share The Creative Process!
To complete your submission, please email a .doc of your text(s) along with any images* which may help illustrate same to juliana@creativeprocess.info with your name in the subject line.
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