e-misférica, Performance and Politics in the Americas is a peer-reviewed, biannual publication. Issues are thematically structured and prepared by guest editors around topics that explore the different uses and interrelations between performance and politics in the hemisphere. Guest editors are responsible for assembling each issue's written, digital, and interactive materials, thus fostering a dialogue between artists, academics, and activists from throughout the continent.

Guest edit:
To apply to become an e-misférica guest editor, please send a letter of intention, an abstract of the topic to be developed, a brief bio of the artists, scholars, and/or activists whose work you plan to include, along with a copy of your CV. The project description should be no more than 100 words. Acceptance of the proposal will be made by e-misférica's editorial board, based on the quality of the research and the timeliness and relevance of the topic to the Hemispheric Institute's mission.
Suggestions and proposals should be sent to the e-misférica managing editor, Marcela A. Fuentes at Please send all texts as Word documents. Any accompanying materials (pictures, videos, etc.) should be sent to the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, 721 Broadway, #6, New York, New York, 10003. Attn.: Marcela Fuentes. Please note that these materials cannot be returned.

Those interested in collaborating with e-misférica as reviewers of books, performances, and/or other materials related to performance in the Americas, please send a CV to, along with a brief statement indicating specific areas of interest (i.e., theatre, dance, performance art, anthropology, political science, etc.) Please send all texts as Word documents. The reviews are usually 750 words (3 pages) long.

e-misférica calls for papers related to the relationship between performance (broadly conceived) and politics in the Americas. The essays must not exceed 5000 words (20 pages double-spaced) and should be related to the forthcoming topics of the journal, which will be announced at the beginning of each year. The e-journal Issue #2 will deal with the topic of the Hemispheric Institute next encuentro, "Performing 'Heritage'': Contemporary Indigenous and Community- Based Practices."

In each year's second issue, e-misférica's editorial board will select a best scholar essay which will be distinguished with an award consisting of the publication of the piece in the journal and a prize of US$300. The board will also select a best student essay, which will be published in the journal as well, and will receive a prize of US$150.

All the articles published in e-misférica are peer-reviewed by the prestigious scholars that are members of our editorial board.

Essays should be sent to e-misférica's managing editor, Marcela A. Fuentes at with the subject heading 'Essay Contest’' and should indicate the category in which they compete (scholar or student). Please also include a CV with contact information. All these materials should be sent as Word document attachments. The deadline to send submissions is January 31, 2005.

Writer's Guidelines