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About

Founded in 1987, Kyoto Journal (KJ) is an award-winning, volunteer-driven quarterly magazine presenting thought-provoking cultural and historical insights from Kyoto, Japan and all of Asia. Now the longest-established independent English publication in Japan, our interdisciplinary approach, high standards of journalism and stunning design have brought us several international independent press awards, including the Utne Reader and Pushcart Prize. Our Founding Editor, John Einarsen, also received the Japanese government's Cultural Affairs Agency Award for KJ’s long-term efforts to introduce Kyoto and Japanese culture to the English-speaking world. A journal, whether public or private, is an ongoing means of looking afresh at the inhabited world, both social and natural. In selecting material for Kyoto Journal we look for intelligent work that comes also from the heart. We are curious about society, beliefs, traditions and new developments — how people live, and live well — through the lens of Asian experience. At the same time, our name, “Kyoto Journal,” also reflects more than a physical location. Kyoto is a place of deep spiritual and cultural heritage, and has been the measure of such things here in Japan for more than a millennium. Kyoto culture has looked deeply inwards and has also drawn richly from outside, especially since the Meiji modernization. Essentially, Kyoto Journal is a community that transcends place, while respecting and celebrating regional and local identity.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Japan Established in 1987

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Place/Regions (Specific region).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
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Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Film/Television (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Music (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Nature/Environment (Environmental issues, Nature, See guidelines), Place/Regions (Specific region), Society/Culture (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review ReviewUp to 2,000 words.
Article ArticleUp to 4,000 words.
Essay EssayUp to 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Place/Regions (Specific region).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Place/Regions (Specific region).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2022
Last Checked: 15 Jun 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 17 Feb 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 11 Aug 2006

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