Aside from posts addressing each month’s specific theme, Animation Studies 2.0 accepts for consideration on a rolling basis throughout the year:

1) posts either reviewing from a theoretical perspective a recently completed animated work or explaining its genesis. Indeed, since the aim of Animation Studies 2.0 is to provide a space for animators and animation scholars to enter into dialogue, we encourage the former to submit posts illustrating the rationales behind the creation of their most recently completed animated works, discussing the techniques employed and/or the reason(s) why it was chosen to address that particular topic. These pieces can be in the form of a traditional blog post of between 500 and 800 words or in that of a short interview, answering in written form a set of predetermined questions that will be provided by the blog editors upon request.

2) reviews of about 600 words of animation-related books, conferences and festivals.

In both cases contributors are encouraged to include clips and at least one image to support their posts. Please also include a short bio and three keywords to accompany the post. All permissions are the responsibility of the contributor.

Finally, it is also possible to serve as a guest blogger or a guest curator. The former entails writing a blog post of between 700 and 900 words on an animation-related topic of the choice of the author, but contributing a number of posts over a pre agreed period. The latter, instead, involves curating a month around a set animation-related theme of the choice of the guest curator.

Please contact the editors Nichola Dobson (nichola_dobson@yahoo.co.uk), Cristina Formenti (cristina.formenti@unimi.it) and blog@animationstudies.org with submissions, enquiries or questions.