We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies has resumed publication with rolling submissions for upcoming issues. 

The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies is a peer-reviewed open-access digital publication of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC). The Journal seeks to host diverse works by writers and artists of varied backgrounds. We welcome academic articles, essays, reviews, poetry, images and forms of artistic expression.

Submissions are welcome at any time. Please submit an abstract and projected date for completion before submitting a full article or creative work. Send all materials as email attachments to:

At this time we are only able to accept written contributions in English. We encourage you to limit your use of discipline-specific jargon.

The peer review process will follow standards applicable to the work submitted. For written works we recommend not exceeding 7,000 words. Please submit text in Microsoft Word (or a format that we can open in Word). Images should be sized appropriately for Web display and include captions or identifying information.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining high-resolution images, and for acquiring any permissions that are needed for any images or written material (i.e. poems, excerpts from unpublished texts) covered by copyright, including paying any associated fees for use. Authors may consult with the editors about what permissions are required and the process of receiving those permissions before submitting an article or creative work. The editors can provide resources for the permission process.

Citations should normally follow the Chicago Manual of Style, but if authors prefer another style such as MLA please request this with your submission. All submissions must be in a digital format that can be supported on WordPress. Microsoft Word is preferred for text submissions. For discipline-specific submission and formatting guidelines, see the Journal Formatting Guide.

Copyright for each work published is held by the respective author. The journal does not ask for notice from the author for further publication but does require annotated credit as the location of first publication. Works published previously may be submitted; please contact the editors to discuss copyright. The selection and arrangement of works in each issue is copyright Journal of Black Mountain College Studies and The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.