2011 Editorial Calendar and Submissions

ArchitectureBoston encourages broad interpretations of its themes and welcomes story proposals representing new ideas and fresh thinking, as well as stories with a provocative or unexpected point of view. The following is our 2011 editorial calendar.

Spring: Ben
The legacy and influence of architect Ben Thompson (designer of Quincy Market and founder of D|R Design Research): a look at an era and a multi-faceted approach to design and practice.
Deadline for story proposals: September 24, 2010

Summer: Government
The role of government in determining what and how we build; public process; codes and regulations; regional planning; the effect of drawing boundaries.
Deadline for story proposals: November 19, 2010

Fall: Science
The role of science in design; research; evidence-based design; science culture vs. design culture; biomimicry..
Deadline for story proposals: February 1, 2011

Winter: Media
Looking at architecture through other lenses such as film, art, product design, technology, and publication as well as popular and technical media.
Deadline for story proposals: May 1, 2011

Unlike many other architecture publications, we do not typically feature individual projects. We welcome stories that connect architecture to social, cultural, political, economic, or business trends; strong writing and provocative thinking are always a plus.

Proposals for articles, opinion pieces and reviews (books and other media) are always welcome. Our contributors are not necessarily architects, and in the past have included politicians, social workers, ministers, engineers, lawyers, photographers, students and academics. Some stories are specifically about Boston or the New England region, but many stories are of general interest. Story pitches from contributors in other regions are welcome.

As in pitching stories to any publication, read and analyze a few issues to understand our style, audience, and format. The best approach is to query the editor with a story idea, which allows us to help shape the story and saves you from wasting time on a speculative article that may not meet our editorial needs. If you haven’t written for us, please include writing samples and a short resume. Letters with email addresses will receive more timely responses. Query letters may be sent to: Elizabeth Padjen FAIA, Editor, ArchitectureBoston, 52 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109. Emailed submissions are preferred.

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