Call for Submissions

The Atlantic International Studies Organization (ATLIS) is a student-run association that publishes a journal at Mount Allison University. Since 2003, it has offered a forum for the exchange of ideas, where contributors find a platform to listen and be heard. Though the journal’s lens is primarily political, with an emphasis on international issues, ATLIS is above all an interdisciplinary endeavour. Once again, we invite you to take part in our discussion.

In the past, ATLIS was strictly an academic journal, insofar as its focus was on research papers. We plan to uphold the valuation of such work, while also broadening the scope of our intellectual investigations. This year, in recognition of the fact that students of Mount Allison engage with the world through various means, we will encourage creative submissions alongside research papers. By ‘creative’, we mean any work which falls under the banner of literary or visual art–this can include poetry, prose, photography, illustrations, digital art, etc.

We only ask that your submissions can be enjoyed in print and that they somehow critically engage with our theme: Shifting Paradigms: Changing Perspectives in Uncertain Times.

All students currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution in one of the Atlantic provinces are eligible to submit to ATLIS. Furthermore, papers may be published anonymously if this is the strong preference of its author.

Submission requirements for research papers:

  • About 8-14 pages in length
  • Times New Roman
  • Double-spaced
  • Size 12 font
  • Citations in Chicago Footnote Style
  • May be in English or French
  • Must be submitted in a Word file.

Submission requirements for creative pieces:

  • Must be two-dimensional and printable on an 8.5 by 11.0-inch page
  • No word minimum, but should not exceed 3000 words
  • May be in English or French
  • We encourage the submission of a short written statement explaining how the creative work relates to the journal’s theme. This statement should not exceed 200 words.

The deadline for all submissions is February 16th, 2018. All submissions can be sent via email to


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