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Deadline for all text submissions is October 13th.
Deadline for all visual works is November 21st.
Please do not submit any work that has been previously published.
We’re looking for something deep,
organic, even political.
Or dark, lovely
We want different
We want new
That gives us
Just a piece
Please include a cover letter with:
*Titles of Work
*Frequently checked email address
*Psst! Include a 50-word description of the work submitted and/or a 50-word third person bio
Do not include any personal information on the actual pieces since we review everything anonymously.
All collaborations are welcome!
(Please add both names on cover letter)
Genres We Are Looking For:
- Poetry – metaphysical, politically charged, generational, lyrical verse, narrative, metaphorical, epic, free verse, etc.
- Fiction - excerpts, flash fiction, short story
- Nonfiction & Reviews
- Art – photography, sketches, paintings, graphic novel, cartoon/ political cartoon
- Plays & Screenplays - excerpts, scene
- Genres Cont.:
- Death/ loss
- Generational; coming of age, slice of life
- Sci-Fi/ Fantasy
Maximum Word Counts and Limitations:
We are accepting a limit of five pieces per contributor, with a maximum word count of 4,000 words per work submitted.
Art: No more than four pieces. This includes but is not limited to illustrations, photography, sketches, drawings, paintings, collages, high resolution photos of ceramics/sculpture, flipbooks.
Submit your work in Microsoft Word documents only.
All contributors will be notified of the editor’s decisions in December 2017.
Deadline for all text submissions is October 14th
Deadline for visual works is November 21st
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at:
In order to submit, please email your writing as a .doc or .docx file to the appropriate email address. Art can be sent as a .jpeg or .pdf file.
Drama, Essay, Graphic Narrative, Satire, Hybrid or Experimental Work: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open-Mic & Pizza in the Shaw Center!
October 9th, 2017
Bring a poem or two to read.
Bring your six string to play.
Bring your voice to sing or slam.