Open Access Platform: ASAP/J

ASAP/J is the open-access platform of ASAP/Journal, the scholarly publication of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. Like the association and print journal it serves, ASAP/J explores new developments in a variety of post-1960 arts, including writing, plastic and visual arts, digital arts, music and sound art, performance, architecture and design, mixed media and intermedia arts, and so on. ASAP/J provides a forum for dialogue among and between scholars and practitioners of the contemporary, and it seeks to advance our collective knowledge of our own elusive contemporaneity.

ASAP/J welcomes born-digital content such as brief interviews, reviews, essays, working papers, and photographic, audio, and video works, among other forms. If you would like to contribute a feature to ASAP/J—typically 2,000 to 4,000 words for an essayplease send a brief pitch of 200 to 300 words to You’re also welcome to pitch ideas for edited clusters on topics of special interest. You would be the primary editor for such a cluster, with support from ASAP/J‘s editor, Abram Foley. If you would like to pitch an edited cluster, please include the names of your potential collaborators.

Reviewing for ASAP/Journal

Reviews relating to the Arts of the Present are published on the journal’s open-access platform. ASAP/J publishes single-book reviews as well as review essays on several recent titles. Single-book reviews should be 1,000 to 1,500 words in length; review essays should not exceed 4,000 words. While we primarily review academic titles, we are also eager to publish review essays on clusters of books of fiction, poetry, essays, arts writing, etc. Michael Dowdy’s essay on “Poetry from a Year of Precarity” is a good example of this genre. We do not publish single-book reviews of fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.

ASAP/J also publishes reviews of art exhibitions, film festivals, symposia, and other authored or curated content.

Please contact Review Editors Jacquelyn Ardam and Molly Warnock at to inquire about reviewing a book, exhibition, or other event. In your email, please include a brief bio, including prior publications, and let us know why you would like to review this particular subject.