Now accepting submissions for our 14th edition: Dislocation.

you are here invites submissions for its 2011 issue: Dislocation. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches to the geographical and literary dimensions of dislocation. Alongside traditional forms - poems, stories, creative nonfiction, photographs, original artwork and critical commentary - we encourage submissions that redefine the borders of the page. All entries are limited to 10 pages. Please submit by January 1, 2011.

Submissions may be sent to or mailed to our office. See below for details!

Download a PDF of our Call for Submissions here.


We encourage submissions from geographers, historians, anthropologists, architects, scientists, writers, artists, and anyone else interested in exploring the concepts of borderlands. Writing should refrain from using terminology specific to one discipline, and should not be overtly academic in style.

you are here is an annual publication that focuses on a variety of perceptions of place, and ideas about how place is interpreted, experienced, and created. Submission formats have included, but are not limited to: short fiction, essays, memoirs, journals, photo-essays, interviews, poetry, painting, maps, collage, and photography.

Include a cover letter with all submissions containing complete contact information. Please also let us know how you heard about the journal.

Original material will not be returned unless requested. If requesting that the material be returned after review, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with correct postage.

Please note that submissions are reviewed following the submission deadline for each issue.


We will only consider three poems per author, so please select the work that fits best with the journal.


Maximum length is 4,000 words. Shorter selections are more likely to be published.

Writers are also encouraged to include photos, artwork, etc. to accompany their piece (following guidelines below).


The journal is printed in black and white. Color images may be submitted, but you are here will consider them based on their ability to reproduce in black and white.

Images may be submitted via email if the total file size is less than 5MB. Otherwise, please submit images electronically on a CD. Images must be submitted in a .tiff file format at a resolution of at least 300 dpi at the size they are to be printed (journal pages are 5.2" by 8.6"). You may also submit originals through the mail (address below), and you are here will convert them to this format.

We encourage you to submit text to accompany your images - please see text guidelines above. Please include your contact information (both email and postal addresses) on electronic or hard copy submissions. Finally, please include a SASE with correct postage if you want your work and/or disk returned to you.


you are here holds first North American rights on all published materials. After publication, you are here retains nonexclusive rights for the continued use of your work in both print and electronic forms. As to all other uses, you retain all rights. If you intend to sell any manuscripts or artwork previously published by you are here, we request that you acknowledge its first appearance in this journal.


Please send your submission(s) via email to (preferably in MS Word, RTF or TXT format).

If you are not able to send an electronic copy, please send one hard copy, double spaced, to the address at the below. With either format, include both your email and postal addresses.

you are here
Department of Geography
University of Arizona
Harvill Building, Box 2
P.O. Box 210076
Tucson, AZ 85721-0076