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
Visit & Read The Boiler HERE:
Call for Submissions
From their call:
“We are officially open for submissions in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art & photography. We seek high-energy pieces that reflect the rush of life, and we are delighted in our ability to pay writers.”
All submissions must be submitted through Submittable by November 15, 2017.