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Friday, October 31, 2008

Unusual Calls for Submissions

Amoskeag: The Journal of SNHU is published annually in late April.
In a recent interview with Deidre Wengen, Jorie Graham identifies a task for writers concerned about the environment: to make readers "feel (and thus physically believe) what we have and what we are losing" ("Imagining the Unimaginable" In this issue of Amoskeag, we are not looking for scientific reports of extinctions, glacial loss, and journalistic prose necessarily, but rather for reflections on past, present, and future lives in relation to nature; meditations on the language of "global warming," "climate change," "green ____," and related discourse; (self-reflective) jeremiads regarding population, consumption, etc; or visionary victory gardens and carbon negative utopias. Lighter, tangentially related pieces are also welcome: odes to Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, or tank tops in winter; epitaphs for the "open road"; epistles to whomever inherits the earth. More here.

The Other Journal seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our upcoming issue on Death and Dying.
Deadline: December 15, 2008. All submissions should be sent via email to (replace (at) with @). The Other Journal welcomes the submission of critical essays, reviews, creative writing, and visual or performance art that encounter life through the lens of theology and culture; we seek pieces that consider the interaction of faith with contemporary life, art, politics, sexuality, technology, economics, and social justice. We are particularly interested in works which present creative, alternative views that may otherwise fall outside the margins of mainstream narratives. And although we primarily focus on perspectives within the Christian tradition, we invite dialogue with all who are interested in exploring the ongoing role of faith and spirituality in the world. More here.

Shape of a Box, a YouTube literary magazine, is seeking submissions in all genres.
We are seeking work that is around 500 words, but we are flexible and desire work that is under 5 minutes if read out loud. Your submission should be pasted into the body of the email and sent to (replace (at) with @). Please check out additional details at or . Three issues of the magazine are already live and available for viewing. More here.

Call for submissions: Use these Words
Submissions for use these words issue two: By January 1, 2009, send a brief contributor's note and 1—5 poems, each using all of the following words, in the body of an e-mail to (replace (at) with @): pillow, tantrum, silver, roof, vacant, atlas, break. More here.

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