The Avery Review—a journal of critical essays on architecture published by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation—seeks submissions for our fall issues. We publish monthly during the academic year, and while we do accept submissions on a rolling basis, for full consideration for the fall semester texts should be received by August 1.
The Avery Review publishes reviews and critical essays on books, buildings, and other architectural media, broadly defined. Our essays are typically 2,500-4,000 words in length. All of this fall’s issues will be unthemed. We ask that all essays have some object of review at their core (whether book, building, project, or idea), and that authors engage with the work of others rather than addressing their own design or scholarly work. We like stylish, concise, and accessible writing, and we invite our contributors to experiment with tone and format as suits their topic. We also welcome responses to essays that have already been published.
Our submissions are open to any and all topics of the writers’ choosing. We welcome forays into theoretical; incisive studies of form; format-bending missives; and discipline-traversing expositions. For a brief list of books, buildings, and other projects that we’ve been pondering, please visit our periodically updated submissions page.
Please note that the Avery Review selects pieces based upon editorial review and does not charge for article processing or submission. The Avery Review does pay a modest honorarium for published texts. All editorial decisions are made on the basis of completed texts, and it is typical for our essays to go through several rounds of editing. Please contact us with submissions and queries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the last chapter of L’architecture au futur depuis 1889, Jean-Louis Cohen listed several “vanishing points” that, although barely visible in the distance, would allow architecture to escape the unrelenting aspiration for originality, newness, monumentality,...