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Issue 01, Fall 2024

Call for Submissions Overview:

In Issue 01 of Fortunately, we delve into the concept of un-making by examining critical and poetic grammars of creation, manufacturing, and production that can foster cooperation and solidarity.

As we experiment with new production models, we're reminded of the pressing need to reflect on societal transformation dynamics. Theories of social change have traditionally emphasized the “construction (making) of novel socioecological relations,” often neglecting the equally crucial processes of “deliberate deconstruction (unmaking)” of modern capitalist configurations (Feola et al., 2021). Applying abolitionist praxis, un-making can dismantle exploitative practices that function solely through the logic of capital while replacing them with liberatory models that emphasize needs, sustainability, and worker empowerment.

Key themes can range from DIY (Do-It-Yourself) not-for-profit initiatives and artist-led 'third places' to autonomous gardening, local (physical/digital) architectures, and art focused on labor/production collectives. Production is not only about generating goods and services, but it's also central to critical thinking, dismantling unsustainable systems, and building local and democratic structures. What would personal and collective experiences of production systems look like if they were designed to serve people rather than capital?

You can refer to our Are.na channel for reading material and additional context about the proposal.

Submissions Deadline:

May 20, 2024

Accepted Contribution Fees:


About Fortunately:

Fortunately Magazine is a print and online publication that explores the intersections of art, culture, and economic democracy, published by the Boston Ujima Project. The Boston Ujima Project is a Black-led democratic organization building cooperative economic infrastructure in Boston with a mission to return wealth to working-class communities of color.

Submission Guidelines:

We're open to all critical and experimental writing, and our editorial team will collaborate with contributors to bring their ideas to reality. We look to publish a range of work, including critical perspectives related to cultural production and economic democracy (3,000 words +), interviews with artists, organizers, and cultural workers (1,200 - 2,400 words), and poetry.

All submissions should be sent to comms@ujimaboston.com.

To pitch your work, please use the following template:

  1. Your name
  2. Bio
  3. Website/relevant links
  4. Title of the piece (WIP title is okay!)
  5. Media and format: Is this submission a written piece—review, interview, poem, etc.—visual art, interactive media, or another type of work? Please specify the nature of your submission.
  6. Intent of piece: What is the vision for the submission? (100 words)
  7. Thematic Ties: Describe your piece in relation to unmaking (200 words).
  8. Is there anything else we should know about? (100 words)

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This modified diagram by Zoë Pulley references the SolidarityNYC diagram by Ethan Miller. It was illustrated in our interview in Issue 0 with solidarity economy activist, educator, and researcher Francisco Pérez.