Arena Online and Arena Quarterly Submissions

Date: 
Friday, December 31, 2021 - 00:00

Arena is a cooperative project based in Melbourne that critiques and challenges the contemporary status quo. We focus on the socially and environmentally destructive nature of late-capitalist society. While Arena has roots in left traditions, it sees the left–right distinction in politics as outmoded in key ways, arguing that a much more general crisis of life has been set in train along multiple pathways, defying that simple division.

We are focused on the publication of ideas that explore the history, structures and practices that have shaped our world, and that provide openings to new possibilities for cooperative life and flourishing personhood. Arena is especially interested in how people and communities draw on complex cultural histories and life-ways that may defy the logic of late capitalism, and on which basis the social might be understood anew.

The core value of cooperation stands at the centre of what motivates the practices and discussions of people at Arena. It is a value that has had meaning for many groups but needs to be rethought in basic ways given the collapse of older notions of socialist cooperation. This question enlivens all the discussions held in Arena settings and shapes the activities and publications of Arena editors.

We produce two publications: Arena, a new quarterly publication, and Arena Online, a weekly service accessed on this website. Arena also organises public discussions, reading and research groups and other activities. We invite you to become a subscriber and to attend our events. You will find many of our articles available through this website. For the full set of our publications, go to Informit.

Arena has never accepted government support of any kind. Please consider making a donation via this website, or speak to John Hinkson about the Arena Foundation, which has been established to support Arena financially. Contact John on +613 9416 0232 or at john@arena.org.au.


ARENA ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

Arena Online provides weekly online commentary on emerging social and political issues. It accepts unsolicited submissions of approximately 800-1200 words. The deadline for publication each Tuesday is the Sunday evening prior.

Style: We follow the AGPS Style Manual.

Payment: Authors receive no payment for their articles or artwork. Arena is a not-for-profit cooperative project dedicated to the production and circulation of ideas and does not receive government funding.  Published contributors are offered a one-year subscription to Arena in thanks for their contribution to this common effort.

To submit to Arena Online, visit this page.


ARENA QUARTERLY SUBMISSIONS

Arena is a quarterly publication of critical and radical ideas for Australia and the planet. It accepts unsolicited submissions of engaged essays of 2500-4500 words, and review essays of 3000-3500 w0rds. Arena is published on 1 March, 1 June, 1 September and 1 December. The deadline for copy is one month before publication day, although submission before that date increases the chance of timely consideration.

Style: We follow the AGPS Style Manual.

Payment: Authors receive no payment for their articles or artwork. Arena is a not-for-profit cooperative project dedicated to the production and circulation of ideas and does not receive government funding.  Published contributors are offered a one-year subscription to Arena in thanks for their contribution to this common effort.

To submit to Arena Quarterly, visit this page.

 

For more information, visit the Arena website.