Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Submit, submit: calls for submissions

Call for Submissions - 3 different publications. Read on.


Coeditors Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street are now soliciting submissions for an international anthology of ecopoetry. Here is the blurb they are sending out:

We are looking for a wide and varied array of submissions. Our working definition of "ecopoetry" is flexible; it includes not only what might be called nature poetry, and not only poetry that focuses on environmental issues, but also experimental poetry--poetry that explores language in its relations with the other-than-human. We welcome work by emerging as well as established poets. We welcome serious poems, playful poems, poems in open or traditional forms. Depending on limitations of space, we will consider not only short poems but also poems of several pages. The anthology will include only living poets or poets who were alive as of July 2007, and will include only poems either written in English or already translated into English; for poems not written in English, both the original and the translation must be submitted, and if accepted, both will be published. We will consider work that has been previously published.

The deadline for submissions is DECEMBER 15, 2008. Please send up to six poems to BOTH Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street. You may send them as email text or by snail mail. If they come as email text, make sure the spacing and lineation travel accurately. WE WILL NOT OPEN ATTACHMENTS. Please also include a short bio and a cover letter, and an SASE for our reply.

Ann Fisher-Wirth
English Department
Bondurant C-135
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677

Laura-Gray Street
English Department
2500 Rivermont
Randolph College
Lynchburg, VA 24503

We look forward to reading your wonderful, very best work!


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: make/shift no. 5

Make/shift—a magazine creating, documenting, and engaging with contemporary feminist culture and activism—is seeking submissions for its fifth issue (spring/summer 2009).

For Issue 5, we are seeking

--investigative journalism
--critical essays
--personal essays
--profiles of feminist activists, artists, projects, and thinkers
--fiction and poetry
--art and photography
--book, maga/zine, film, art, and event reviews
--hybrid pieces

We are also seeking content for the following regular make/shift features:

--Everyday Actions: scenes of feminist action in everyday life (200 to 400 words; theme TBA)
--Documents: documents of feminist discourse in progress (doodle-covered meeting minutes, e-mail exchanges, and the like)
--Make/Plans: listings for our international calendar of upcoming events (submit info for events occurring between March and September 2009)
--Participate: listings for our community bulletin board (calls for submissions, invitations to participate in community projects, and the like)

Make/shift pays $.02/word plus two copies.

Send pitches or full-draft submissions to
Please submit no more than three poems or two pieces of prose at a time. Feel free to pitch multiple ideas at once. We accept pitches and submissions on a rolling basis, but priority for Issue 5 will be given to those received by September 1.

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[This submission notice was sent to me by Regina Chavez y Sanchez of the Trinidad Sanchez, Jr. Memorial Foundation, based in Denver, Colorado. Trinidad Sanchez, presente!]

Subject: Call for submissions for the Punto Poetry Project

I am pleased to announce the call for submissions for the Punto Poetry Project™, an intergenerational anthology that will reflect the historic & expansive contribution of Latina/os to the art of performance poetry. There will be updates in the future, but we want to spread the net far and wide, so every voice is heard within the Latina/o poeta universo.

Please forward this info to all your gente.

More info here.

from the website:

PUNTO! Exclamations from Generations of Latina/o Poets

Calling ¡You!
the spoken word artist, the poeta, the crazy performance poet, the storyteller of metaphors, the subtle experimental poet, all of yous, from the casa to the raza cosmica and everywhere in between the transglobal barrio, yes tĂș, are invited to submit your original poems, slam poems, performance poems, spoken word pieces to ¡PUNTO!: Exclamations from Generations of Latina/o Poets, edited by critically- acclaimed, award winning poets, Jaime “Shaggy” Flores & Robert Farid Karimi.

We seek original work by Latina/o, Chicana/o, Nuyorican writers, performance poets, and spoken word performers for a new intergenerational anthology of Latina& Latino spoken word, performance poetry.

¡PUNTO! aims to give space and voice to Latina/o writers who have helped birth the current evolution of poetry by weaving language, culture, & experiences into a tapestry of performance & poetry on the page. ¡PUNTO! poets display the multifaceted variety of a community that is on the forefront of literature and performance. ¡PUNTO! is an intergenerational book that will reflect the historic & expansive contribution of Latina/os to the art of performance & written poetry across the nation.

Questions about this project can be emailed to: Please indicate “anthology” or “preguntas” or “vulcan mind meld” in the subject line to avoid deletion of your email.

Must be postmarked no later than November 2, 2008 (Yes, we know it's Sunday :) )
Y por favor, please make sure to remember your ancestors on this day...

Please send submissions to:
Please include “¡Punto!” in subject line.

c/o Robert Karimi & Shaggy Flores
p.o box 6151
minneapolis, mn 55406

1 comment:

Layne mC said...

thanks so much for the inspires me to write, create and submit...Layne