For too long, Californians have lacked a venue for vital, lively statewide conversations about our contentious past, our tumultuous present, and visions of our future. It’s time for Boom.
Boom invites new questions, instigates new conversations, and inspires new visions for California in the world. Published by the University of California Press, this beautifully illustrated, magazine-format quarterly features scholars, journalists, independent writers, artists, photographers, and ordinary people engaging in a vibrant conversation about the most pressing issues of our times. Boom strives to be the place where scholars and the public come together to contemplate and discuss what matters most for California in the world.
Boom embraces work in many different formats. We invite written, photographic, artistic, and multimedia submissions in all formats and lengths, from 800 words to approximately 5,000 words, and in some special cases even longer.
In each issue, Boom features several in-depth, substantive, and compelling scholarly peer-reviewed essays of several thousand words written for a broad audience. We also publish analytical articles, personal essays, first-person accounts, and narrative nonfiction, as well as artworks, photo essays, documents, reviews, and interviews. And we are eager to consider other possibilities. In every case, we seek strong, clear writing, intellectual rigor, and good storytelling. Authors are encouraged to submit or suggest artwork with their articles.
If you would like to pitch an article or idea, please email editor Jason Sexton with a short proposal. We also welcome submissions via Boom's ScholarOne Manuscripts site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ucpress-boom. Articles that are under consideration by another journal or that have been published elsewhere will not be considered, although we will consider excerpts from forthcoming books.
If you have any questions, please contact Jason Sexton.