Sundress Publications is currently looking for submissions from women for a multi-genre anthology (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction) centered on the idea of "place" to be published in October 2013. All (re)interpretations welcome, including -- but not limited to -- the following: home * region * neighborhood * niche * background responsibility * community vacancy * property space * venue * profession * establish * distinguish Please limit submissions to no more than five (5) poems or 5,000 words. Previously published works accepted though please let us know where the piece first appeared. All questions and submissions may be sent to
A&U Magazine seeks HIV/AIDS-themed writing
A&U accepts original unpublished literature in English and translation throughout the year. We encourage all topics related to HIV/AIDS, including international perpectives, personal accounts, historical perspectives, and personal responses to HIV-related art or artists. We also welcome English translations of work that is unpublished or previously published in a language other than English. In addition, we encourage HIV/AIDS-related responses to the following upcoming theme issues: July: AIDS in Translation (Deadline: Jun. 1) August: Writing about Writers and Literature (Deadline: Jul. 1) September: National Hispanic Heritage Month (Deadline: Aug. 1) October: LGBT History Month/National Coming Out Day (Deadline: Sep. 1) November: Native American Heritage Month (Deadline: Oct. 1) Fiction/Drama: Submit work no longer than 1,000 words. Excerpts of longer works may be accepted; please include full work as well as excerpt. If plays have been performed, please include any important performance information. Poetry: Any length/style is accepted, shorter works preferred. Viewpoint/Essays: Submit work around 700 words. With any submission, please include a brief personal biography (no longer than 25 words). Literary electronic submissions, as Word attachments, may be sent to Brent Calderwood, Literary Editor, at aumaglit(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @ in sending email). Pay rate schedule available upon request. For more info: http://aumag.org/
Call for Submissions: Sins & Needles: Writers and Tattoos
Tattoos have been in existence for centuries, from the indigenous people of Japan to tribal people of Polynesia, Philippines, and Borneo. They are markers of time, rites of passage, symbols, remembrances, and sometimes, stupid decisions made on a drunken nights. They are everywhere—under the white sleeve of a co-worker, sneakily peaking out of a shirt collar, up and down muscled legs and arms of athletes. There has been proliferation of reality shows centered set in tattoo parlors. What once was a subculture has now emerged as mainstream. Yet, in the literary landscape, there has been a conspicuous absence of writing about tattoos. The editors of the tentatively titled anthology, Sins & Needles—Ira Sukrungruang and Jim Miller—are looking for personal nonfiction narratives about the meaning behind the tattoo. Please send 500-3000 word essays in a PDF or Word document file via our submission manager. http://sinsandneedles.submishmash.com/ The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2012. If you have any questions about the anthology, please don’t hesitate to contact, editors(at)sweetlit.com (replace (at) with @).
Beasts, Monsters, Creatures, and Cyborgs: An Anthology of Post-Human Poetry
In the twenty-first century, poetry interfaces with animal-machine. The “human” is not a given concept, but rather is one that is made in an ongoing technological and anthropological process. We hope to publish an anthology of poetry that participates in technological, biological, representational, sexual, political and theoretical post-humanisms. We’re looking for poetry that engages with or is written by animals, beasts, monsters, immigrants, creatures, aliens, cyborgs, queers such that it challenges western, enlightenment figurations of the “self” and “human.” Any contemporary work in English (domestic or translated) that addresses the post-human is welcome. Please send up to 20 pages of poetry, in standard format (*.doc, *.docx, *.rtf, *.pdf) to Aaron Apps & Feng Sun Chen via [submishmash]. http://posthumanpoetry.submishmash.com/submit Previously published work is welcome; please include acknowledgements (if any) and a brief bio with your submission. If you have any questions please contact us at
Black Lawrence Press is now accepting submissions for a book celebrating food and poetry.
Feast: Poetry and Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner is an invitation to host a dinner party and share a meal, as well as a poetic toast or two, with family and friends. "Much depends on dinner," Lord Byron wrote in The Island, and we believe that much still does. We invite you to contribute to this project that seeks to nourish body and soul with a delicious dinner and scrumptious poetry. Submissions link: http://blacklawrencepress.submishmash.com/submit (scroll down) Guidelines: Black Lawrence Press welcomes established as well as emerging writers to submit a poem and an accompanying recipe to Feast. Both a poem and a recipe are required for the submission to be considered. A few notes: 1) The poem should evoke the spirit of a toast, which has been historically shared as an expression of celebration, goodwill or honor. We would like these "poem toasts" to link to some of the following wider themes: the value of celebration, good company, the enjoyment of food, and commiseration. 2) There is no word limit. 3) The recipe should be appropriate for 6 – 10 servings, and be tagged for one of the following sections: cocktails, appetizers, main courses, or desserts. Multiple submissions are allowed! Deadline: June 30, 2012 Follow this link to submit: http://blacklawrencepress.submishmash.com/submit