Call for Papers - PopMatters Tribute to John Lennon

PopMatters will pay tribute to the iconic musician and cultural lightning rod with a multifaceted Special Features Section.

Pitch Deadline: 15 October 2010 (Friday)

Final Deadline: 8 November 2010 (Monday)

Contact: Bill Gibron and Sarah Zupko

Email: gibron at popmatters dot com and editor at popmatters dot com

Had he lived, John Lennon would have been 70 this year. Even more shocking, it's been 30 years this December since he was assassinated outside his New York apartment building. PopMatters will pay tribute to the iconic musician and cultural lightning rod with a multifaceted Special Features Section. This is not just another Beatles tribute. We are steering clear of the Fab Four this time around to focus instead on Lennon as a solo artists, Lennon as an activist, Lennon as a myth, and Lennon as a part of other media.

Please send in essay pitches based on these general concepts...

  Feature Idea Areas Include

John Lennon on Film (the various cinematic incarnations of the man)

John Lennon as Political Activist

Book About John Lennon (including Albert Goldman)

John Lennon's Books (In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works)

John Lennon's Art

John Lennon's Death

John Lennon as Cultural Lynchpin/Lightning Rod

Other areas not mentioned above can and will be considered.

  DEADLINES: All calls/pitches need to be in by 10/18. All confirmations will be sent out by 10/22. We will set the deadline for pieces at 11/8 FIRM.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Special Features editor Bill Gibron at bgibron at verizon dot net or gibron at popmatters dot com.

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