Return of the Anthro/Zine

Last May I introduced you to Anthropozine, a new undergraduate venue associated with the journal Anthropology Now. The concept behind the zine was to get college students interested in engaging in earnest reflexivity by articulating their personal experience of encountering anthropology. The first issue, themed around the topic of “Food,” was a roaring success thanks to the efforts of our talented writers.

I’m happy to announce that there is now a second issue of the zine to go around! Our parent, Anthropology Now, moved to Taylor & Francis which involved a slight delay in publication, but they have kept us on board. We’re excited to once again provide a place for shorter works by college students. The latest issue is themed around “the Body.” Help us help our students express themselves by sharing this over your social networks and email listservs!


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Please visit us at where you can download our first two issues and view the submission guidelines. While you’re there check out all the amazing stuff Anthropology Now has to offer too.


Perhaps you are a college student and would like to submit some of your work. Fantastic! Or maybe you work with college students and know a writer who would be a good fit for us. Well let’s get in touch!

A/Z is interested in publishing short and very short works by undergrads or recent graduates. We are especially interested in personal reflections, art, photography, poetry, really anything inspired by anthropology. We’re less interested in term papers and original research than we are in getting personal reflections about the process of doing anthropology. See our submission guidelines at the URL above or in either of the published issues.

The December issue will be open topic, if you’d like to have your work considered please submit it immediately to me at The April issue will be themed around the environment and ecology, writers are welcome to submit but, obviously, the deadline for that is less pressing.

I am frequently asked if Anthro/Zine publishes the work of grad students. The answer is no, however it would be appropriate for grad students to submit their work to Anthropology Now. You can read their submission guidelines here.


While we were putting together our second issue it came to our attention that we had inadvertently usurped the title of another publication who had legitimate copyright to that name. The AnthropoZine is doing good work so we really didn’t want to fight them. Besides, they were here first and really cool to us too. Go give ’em some clicks!

We renamed our product Anthro/Zine, or A/Z for short as a kind of homage to Roland Barthes. Its still edited by me by my neighbor in Hilton Village, Andria Timmer, its still written by undergrads, and its still CC-BY.

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson is Project Cataloger at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, and currently working on a CLIR ‘hidden collections’ grant to describe the museum’s collection of early 20th Century photography. He has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of North Carolina and a Masters in information science from the University of Tennessee.

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