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Luminous Green Publication

(see also publication_formatting)

The Luminous green publication aims to become a resource for people who would like to work and live in a 'luminous green way': imaginative, electrified and illuminated. As such, it should go beyond being a catalogue of individual projects, but provide a glimpse of worlds in which we'd like to live and that we'd like to help create. This publication should reflect a 'luminous green' spirit and have a relatively lasting value as a record of current thinking, growing and making in the context of creativity & sustainability. As we want to publication to appeal to diverse audiences, it should avoid jargon wherever possible.

The publication will have an online and a hard copy component. The contributions for the online publication can be more informal and blog-like. The hard copy publication will have a more rigorous selection of contributions and a stronger editorial 'stamp'.

Deadline for submissions by participants of Luminous Green 2008: 1 October 2008.

Tentative publishing date: early 2009.

Guidelines for Contributors

If you would like to contribute to the Luminous Green Publication, below is a list of recommendations for authors and artists.

Text

  • Short contributions: Up to 1500 words, with or without images.
  • Long contributions: Up to 4000 words, with or without images.

We encourage the participants to send short contributions, unless they have a topic that requires longer reflection and elaboration.

Formatting

Please submit plain text, .doc. .odt, or .rtf files without images embedded. If the images should be placed in the text, please make a note in the text like this: [insert image smith1.jpg here]. For submission of images, follow the guidelines for images below.

Please clean your text up as much as possible (beware of white spaces, indentations, …. , etc.). Optionally, you can provide basic style indications (headings, subheadings, body text).

References and in text citations

Please use the following style when using references in your submissions:

Egbert, Adalbert King of Gothmord. 1344. Practical Guide to Witch Hunting. Oxford University Press.

Possible types of textual contributions

The Luminous Green publication encourages a variety of contributions. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical articles (not necessarily following strict academic standards)
  • Travelogues
  • Manuals (how to…)
  • Artistic documentation
  • Interviews
  • Short statements
  • Manifestos
  • Poems
  • Stories
  • Commented code
  • Recipes
The Voices of the Luminous Green Publication
  • For longer texts: 'serious' magazine style, with a touch of academic rigour (only where appropriate).
  • For short contributions: where images are a dominant medium, we can allow more 'frivolity', i.e. the contributions could bring a more 'airy', or poetic atmosphere to the publication.
  • Policy regarding “Personal Journey/Insight/Revelation about Myself” genre in articles: to be avoided, but if deemed necessary, it should be well-written and relevant to a wider audience.

Images

Images can be submitted as:

  • Individual Photographs and Illustrations: Colour or B/W, high resolution (preferably 300dpi, if not available, then as large as you can get them), in any digital format (such as .jpg, .tiff, .eps, .psd, .xcf, .pdf), with captions.
  • Photo Essays: Up to 10 images, high resolution, numbered colour or B/W, with captions,
  • Single or series of images as a part of a textual contribution: Up to 5 images (unless otherwise agreed, contact us if you want to include more than 5 images). For each image follow instructions for individual photographs.

Naming convention: use your last name and a number, such as “smith1.tiff, smith2.tiff, etc.”

The publication will be distributed under the following Creative Commons license:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

If you do not agree with your materials being published under this license, please contact us.


Luminous Green editorial committee: Maja Kuzmanovic, Alkan Chipperfield and Nik Gaffney

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