HARTS & Minds is seeking submissions of original, creative work for our next issue: Chromatography.
Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
Open to interpretations of chromatography for creative work, including:
• Colour symbolism
• The materiality of colour – pigments, paints, textiles
• Colour history
• The significance of colour in different cultures
• The effect of colour science and optics on the humanities
• Synaesthesia, or hearing/tasting/smelling colour
• Black and white or the ‘absence of colour’
• Language and naming colour
• Gendered, queer or so called ‘perverse’ colours
• Colour and the emotions and the senses
• Architectural colour and the environment
• Colour theory
• Natural vs. synthetic or unnatural colour
• Colour in Advertising and Media
• The psychology of colour
Submissions are open to poetry (3 short poems or 1 long poem), short stories, creative essays and book reviews (up to 4,000 words).
All submissions are accepted through e-mail at editors@… until 16th February 2016.
Full guidelines and submission call can be found on their website
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Prose: 5000 words or less, open to content, form, structure.
Fiction: We welcome short stories of all shapes and sizes, from the mind-blowing traditional story to fiction that blurs the lines between forms, genre fiction, experimental fiction, etc. We also welcome flash and micro fiction.
Nonfiction: We’re looking for slow burns in a world of hot takes, questions asked instead of answers proved. We welcome a wide variety of nonfiction—traditional essay, narrative nonfiction, micro/flash memoir—and encourage experimentation, though not at the expense of factual truth. Too many true stories go untold, and we want to offer space to honor those voices.
Poetry: 3-5 poems, open to content, form, structure. Please don’t forget the power voice, sound, and time can have in poetry.
For all submissions, simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please let us know. To withdraw one part of a submission, please add a note in Green Submissions so that the information is instantly available to all editors. We will not process emailed withdrawal requests.
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Ekphrastic Writing Wanted
Bearing Arms: Responding to Guns in American Culture
Deadline: December 27, 2017
From their call:
“We have, according to the constitution, the right “to keep and bear arms” in the United States. But how, in the wake of Las Vegas, Pulse, Sandy Hook, Trayvon Martin, and other abuses of firearms—by citizens and in some cases by those trained to protect and serve—do we bear that right? How do we bear it?
At Broadsided, we believe that art and literature belong in our daily lives. They inspire and demonstrate the vitality and depth of our connection with the world. We had to speak out—we had to make a space for you to speak out—on this issue…
We now ask you to respond with words. Below are six works of visual art. When you submit your writing, be sure to be clear as to which piece you are responding.
GUIDELINES: Our general guidelines for length apply. There is a special button on Submittable for this feature. The form asks you to indicate which artwork you are responding to. If you respond to multiple pieces, please make sure the correlation is clear on your submission itself. Because poem and image will be presented together as a broadside, we are most interested in writing that opens new engagements with the art….”
To view the Visual Art and Get Full Submission Details, visit HERE
What Does Peace Mean To You?
I’ve posted recently about a new project about which I’m very excited: the Central Virginia Chapter of Writing For Peace, a local outreach of the national organization Writing For Peace.
Our first official chapter project is underway! But we need your help!
Submission Guidelines for Peace Vines
In many conversations about Writing for Peace, we’ve learned that people limit their definition of the word peace to its association with war. The many beautiful and varied ways we can define peace, as individuals or in the many groups, cultures, etc., to which we belong, too often get lost in the shadow of war versus peace. So we want to hear from as many people as possible, discussing what peace means to them personally.
Being curated by Brigid Hokana, Peace Vines will be a Youtube Channel featuring these short videos, with the hope of opening up the discussion of what peace can mean, and why it matters so much to all of us.
If you’re interested in submitting a video for inclusion in Peace Vines, please visit our Current Projects Page for submission details.
We can’t wait to hear from you. Peace.
Submission Period: Dec 15, 2017-Feb 15, 2018
From their guidelines page:
“The Boiler publishes new and emerging writers on a quarterly basis.
Check submission periods below for our next cycle.
SPRING issue | Dec. 15 – Feb. 15
SUMMER issue | March 15 – May 15
FALL issue | June 15 – Aug. 15
WINTER issue | Sept. 15 – Nov. 15
We’re hungry for your best stuff.
We’re advocates of the writing we publish. Give us something to talk about.
Please note that we try to respond as quickly as possible, but please let us know if we take longer than 3 months to get back to you.”
Detailed Guidelines HERE
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