ISSUE #31 “GAZE 神”

炯炯有神 。。。Let things glimmer in your gaze.

Submissions to Sine Theta Magazine's 31st issue, themed “GAZE 神,” are officially open! Thanks to our Patreon subscribers, Sine Theta Magazine is a paying publication—all contributors will receive a $10 USD honorarium.

A slice of sky reflected in a puddle, transforming it into a mirror or a portal. What do you see? When you look out, what looks back? Our next issue converges around the idea of the gaze; we want work that refracts, dilates, captures a moment with a flash. Illuminate the hidden, invisible, illusionary, kaleidoscopic. Build us an idol, or cut one apart. Dig into the dissemination of culture and mass media, the reproduction of an image. Hold a shining night in your palm forever.

Submissions are due MONDAY, 1 APRIL 2024, at 11:59 PM PST to for full consideration of your work(s). Visit our submissions guidelines for more details. Feel free to DM or email us with any questions you may have; we welcome pitches sent ahead of the deadline!

Those submitting may wish to consider the following prompts:

glass - windows - mirrors - one-way mirrors - interrogation rooms / the camera as object - histories of photography - photography without cameras / roland barthes’ camera lucida (1980) - studium and punctum / the oppositional gaze - the gaze in psychoanalysis - the gaze in jean-paul sartre’s work / anime eyes / divinity and the divine - idolatry - iconoclasm / voyeurism - peeping tom / to be in good spirits / mental illness and neurodivergence / deviance - misbehavior - rebellion / color theory - theories by aristotle, goëthe, newton / invisibility - opacity in édouard glissant’s work / critiques of representasian (diasporic asian representation politics) / lens flares / astigmatism - myopia - colorblindness - other eye conditions - snellen charts, autorefractors, and other opticians’ tests / blind and partially sighted perspectives / opera glasses - monocles - 3d movie glasses - telescopes - microscopes - AR and VR tools / cctv - surveillance - panopticon / patterns - motifs / rose-tinted glasses / optical illusions - ambigrams / bird’s eye view - cartography and maps / georges bataille’s story of the eye (1928) - un chien andalou (1929) dir. luis buñuel - powers of ten (1968/1977) dir. ray and charles eames / visual culture, mass culture, popular culture - posters and print culture - ephemera / legal witnessing - body cameras / read receipts - leaving someone on read