The Last Word seems to be progressing nicely. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions, and at the bottom a list of topics that people have volunteered to cover in case you were still thinking of writing something.
If anyone would like to try designing a logo that would be sweet as my ms paint skills leave something to be desired.
-will be for free online through the 3nr
–I am going to use the creative commons share alike 3.0 which basically means people can use anything in the journal for further academic work, distribute it freely etc.
-the font garamond will not be used in any way shape or form
There will be 2 separate reviews of each article- one for spelling/grammar/style, and one for content. The 2 reviews will be conducted by different people. After review authors will get a chance to fix/resubmit for publication. A lot of people have volunteered to review so this process will be pretty quick I think. Submitted articles will be commented on in word using the comment function.
Topics being covered- Theory articles- most of which have someone arguing for each side
-functional/textual competition and word pics
High school topic papers
-Foucault/agamben and police
-Butler on Afghanistan
-Gender critics of IR
Non policy debate topics- Here quite a few people emailed me about the exclusion of other kinds of debate but so far very few have put their money where their mouth is.