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submissions   (for fall/winter, issue no. 8)



"Our sense of beauty was shaped by evolution to embody an awareness of what is difficult as opposed to easy, rare as opposed to common, costly as opposed to cheap, skillful as opposed to talentless, and fit as opposed to unfit." 
Geoffrey Miller
, The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature


Smart, sexy, hip-ish, creative pieces on the brain, psychology, philosophy, art, religion, spirituality, anthropology, evolutionary theory, evolutionary psychology, neurophilosophy, sociobiology, love, sex, culture, memetics, ad infinitum.
We accept work that isn't sexy, sometimes, but it is always smart. (The reverse is not true, i.e., we don't accept sexy work that's not smart!) All  ideas and proposals and thoughts and memes are welcome!


The love and power issue:

We're particularly looking for work concerned with both love and power, but will consider work which deals with each theme separately.

Send work (other than poetry) related to love and power, for fall/Winter issue (No. 8) of Entelechy: Mind & Culture, with a brief cover letter to: (Alice Andrews, editor).


July 15, 2006 October 1, 2006;

maximum length: 4,000 words/22 pages (double-spaced).

In the Subject line of your email, write the title of your work(s).

Submit your work as a Word document (preferred).

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please no previously published work.

Notification (either way) in October, if not earlier.


Important formatting guidelines for prose:

Instead of tabs and indentations, keep all paragraphs flush-left with a space between them. (See this piece for an example.)

Instead of double-dashes and en-dashes, use when appropriate the em-dash. (Entelechy's style is to give the em-dash space on either side.)

Send poetry related to love and power (for Spring/Summer issue (No. 8) of Entelechy: Mind & Culture, with a brief cover letter to: (Tim Horvath, poetry editor).


July 15, 2006 October 1, 2006;

maximum length: 5 pages; 3 poems.

In Subject line, write the title of your poem(s).

Submit your poem(s) in the body of an email.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please no previously published work.

Notification (either way) in October, if not earlier.


For artwork, a link to a website is preferable, but up to 3 jpegs is okay, too.

The art should be related thematically to the issue of 'love and power' as well.




 Alice Andrews |  Editor/Publisher


Alice Andrews (with philosophy and psychology degrees from Columbia University) teaches psychology with an evolutionary lens at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she is helping to implement an Evolutionary Studies program modeled on David Sloan Wilson's EvoS program at SUNY Binghamton. She is an editor and writer (books and magazines), and was the associate editor of Chronogram from 2000-2002. She is also the author of Trine Erotic, a novel that's been used in various college courses nationwide because of its exploration of evolutionary psychology. Alice is currently working on a book (based on her essay with the same title, published at Metanexus) called An Evolutionary Mind (to be published as part of Imprint Academic's series: "Societas: Essays in Political and Cultural Criticism"), and plans to begin writing another novel in the summer of 2006.




                         photo: rick lange





 Tim Horvath |  Poetry Editor

Tim Horvath received his MA in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and will soon finish his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. He taught high school English for nine years, and currently teaches Creative Nonfiction at UNH. Tim is a three-time finalist in Glimmer Train's New Writers Competitions, and recently his story "The Understory" won the 2006 Raymond Carver Prize sponsored by Carve Magazine. His interest in cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology has led him to give talks at various conferences, including ones with co-editor Jason Ronstadt on the dreaming brain and literature. He is currently working on a novel, tentatively entitled Spectra.





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