Our 2011 edition of Headwaters Journal is now published. We invite you to purchase the newest edition through Orchesis Honor Society. To purchase a copy, please contact orchesis.appstate@gmail.com.

The land where we live in the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains gives birth to four rivers, including what is believed to be the oldest river on the North American continent. The nearby headwaters of the New River served as inspiration for the naming of this peer-reviewed journal offered by the students and faculty of the Appalachian State University Expressive Arts program. Like the headwaters of these ancient rivers, the expressive arts spring from the deepest sources of our creative spirit. Expressive arts therapy is an interdisciplinary integrative approach to counseling and therapy with its roots in our shared history of arts-based healing traditions. Headwaters offers a space to give voice to personal and collective journeys, honoring the inner and outer landscapes, celebrating arts in the service of life. ~Sally Atkins

Call for Submissions to Headwaters will begin Spring Semester 2012

Headwaters is collectively edited by graduate students in expressive arts, who are also members of Orchesis Honor Society* at Appalachian State University. Affirming the importance of process over product, while also valuing quality, our intention is to assemble a collection of artistic work representing the depth and breadth of creative endeavors in the field of expressive arts at Appalachian. We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students, faculty, and former students from all disciplines, as well as from members of the larger expressive arts community.

Written submissions, including, but not limited to, poetry, short fiction and essays, should be submitted electronically in Word (.doc only please).

Visual arts submissions, including, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles, sculpture, and mixed-media works, should be electronically submitted as high-resolution JPEG, TIF or RAW files.

Please note that no entries may contain other copyrighted material, including collaged images.

All submissions should include contributor's name and contact information, title of work, brief bio, and 100 - 250 word artist's statement exploring the work's connection to a personal, socio-political and/or therapeutic expressive arts process.

Submission fees: Orchesis members may submit up to 3 pieces in written and/or visual art categories for $5.00; non-members may submit up to 3 pieces for $10.00. Checks should be made out to Orchesis Honor Society.

Deadline for 2012 Submissions to be announced this Spring.

Email your submissions to: headwatersappalachianjournal@gmail.com or visit http://orchesishonorsociety.blogspot.com/2009/04/call-for-submissions-he....

Send submission fee to: Orchesis • Attn: Erin Rice •151 College Street • COE Room 304 • Appalachian State University • Boone, NC 28608.

Published: Apr 27, 2012 8:31pm