Tuesday, January 03, 2012


CFP: Food, Migration, and Movement

Call for Submissions: Food, Migration, and Movement

Food is a common and constant variable among us; everyone must eat. Vandal
is looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, photographs,
interviews and visual art that engages the theme: food, migration, and

We interpret this call as broadly as possible, to include all topics that
deal with food/foodways, and migration or political movement(s). The
movement of food(s) and people(s) has always intimately connected politics,
culture, and identity, marking ‘us’ and ‘them’. Food migrations are surely
among the most globally transformative moments in recorded history.
Christopher Columbus sailed in search of spices, and sugar was inextricable
in the trade triangle that brought so many enslaved Africans to the “New
World.” Sugar, coffee and cocoa remain among the most traded commodities
worldwide. As food often reflects public policy’s focus, food also becomes
the vehicle through which we voice our politics. These expressions can be
witnessed in government corn subsidies, hunger strikes, the establishment
of local community farms and protests on every continent resulting from
rising food prices within the last year. Our options or lack of options in
food ultimately effect health and culture. To engage food is to engage the
most crucial aspects of all societies.

Please submit to: foodmigration@vandaljournal.com *Deadline: February 1,

Vandal is a new literary/art journal for transformative social change
founded in 2009 in College Station, Texas and associated with Texas A&M. It
publishes scholarly and artistic fiction, non-fiction, art and literature.
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