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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 J Journal, Seeking Justice Everywhere

J Journal: New Writing on Justice – Fall 2017 Issue

Submissions accepted year-round.

 

J Journal: New Writing on Justice, the John Jay College (CUNY) award-winning litmag, seeks submissions for its Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 issues. Your work should examine justice from any angle, but no straight genre pieces. We prefer the tangential approach to the journal’s theme–the justice question is everywhere.

Send fiction and personal narrative (6000 words max) and poetry (up to three poems) to submissionsjjournal@gmail.com. See jjournal.org for excerpts and more about what we publish. J Journal is a twice-yearly print journal (Fall 2017 is our twentieth issue) with an active online presence.

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Some Call for Submissions Love <3 Elsewhere: Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry,

elsewhere is an online magazine that publishes every two months, publishing prose poetry, flash fiction and non-fiction.

From the elsewhere website: 

elsewhere cares only about the line / no line. We want short prose works (flash fiction, prose poetry, nonfiction) that cross, blur, and/or mutilate genre. We publish six writers and one photo quarterly. Give us your homeless, your animals, your lunch money: we’re hungry.

Prose Poetry

up to 3 pieces of unlineated prose poetry, any length. up to two essays in a single document, each less than 1,000 words.

Flash Fiction

up to two stories in a single document, each less than 1,000 words.

Nonfiction

up to two essays in a single document, each less than 1,000 words.

Photography

submit up to 3 photographs for consideration as a cover image in JPG or PNG format. landscape orientation required, original size 3000px x 1700px minimum.

 

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Friday Call for Submissions Love x 2: Pithead Chapel

Pithead Chapel

Call for Submissions: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Prose Poetry

“Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of fiction,
nonfiction, and prose poetry. While many magazines and journals close
during the spring and summer, we’re open year-round.”

Visit www.pitheadchapel.com for detailed submission guidelines.

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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Blink Ink, 50 Word Stories on Outlaws

Blink-Ink Submissions Now Open

Deadline: July 10, 2017

 

Bob Dylan famously said “To live outside the law you must be honest. I know you always said that you agree.” Do you agree? What else do you know or suspect about outlaws? Outlaws being those who by choice or chance live outside the law.The law of the land or laws unspoken. Tell us what you know about outlaws generally, or about specific outlaws, real or imagine. famous or obscure.

Send stories of approximately 50 words in the body of an email to blinkinkinfo@gmail.com No attachments or bios please.

Submissions open June 1st till July 10th, 2017.

Website: www.blink-ink.org

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Monday Must Read! Lauren K. Alleyne: Difficult Fruit

What a beautiful read this week!

Lauren-Alleyne-2Lauren K. Alleyne is the author of Difficult Fruit (Peepal Tree Press, 2014). She holds an MFA in Poetry and a graduate certificate in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Cornell University, and an MA in English and Creative Writing from Iowa State University. Alleyne’s fiction, non-fiction, interviews, and poetry have been widely published in journals and anthologies such as Women’s Studies Quarterly, Guernica, The Caribbean Writer, Black Arts Quarterly, The Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Gathering Ground, and Growing Up Girl, among others. Her work has earned several honors and awards, most recently the Picador Guest Professorship in Literature at the University of Leipzig, Germany, a 2014 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship, and first place in the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Contest. Alleyne is a Cave Canem graduate, and is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. She currently works at James Madison University as Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and an Associate Professor of English.

Buy Lauren’s Beautiful Book Here!

Praise for Difficult Fruit

Lauren Alleyne’s voice is a revelatory and formidable fusion of irrepressible music and uncompromising craft. Like snippets of cinema, these poems arrest the senses and challenge what’s known. Every door this exceptional work opens opens onto a larger light.—Patricia Smith

To go back “is a verb conjugated in dreams,” Lauren Alleyne writes in her debut volume Difficult Fruit, inscribing the governing mystery of this work, the secret knowledge of the dead. In anaphoric bursts of incantatory disclosure, in ghazals of love and survival, eros and the infinite, she does, indeed, go back, past all griefs and illuminations, “to the song beneath the song.” There is uncommon spiritual knowledge here as well as political discernment. There is much to learn while accompanying Alleyne on her “raft of language,” through a troubled world and an imagined heaven, to the place “from which comes all singing.” I have gone with her and would do so again and again.—Carolyn Forché

Difficult Fruit is a book I wish there were no need for. But need there is; and Alleyne delivers poems of loss and grief and, thankfully, hope. “Meaning is the closest we get to salvation,/which is to say the word changes nothing/–it does not unmake the rivers,” she writes. But addressing the ages in ghazal and crown and free verse forms, she reminds us, in the “flaming sentence” that in one’s life, “it is in the raft of language we begin our escape.”Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

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More From Lauren Online

http://www.laurenkalleyne.com/work.html

http://www.gwarlingo.com/2014/the-sunday-poem-lauren-k-alleynes-difficult-fruit/

https://www.connotationpress.com/poetry/689-lauren-k-alleyne-poetry

http://www.2river.org/2RView/10_4/poems/alleyne.html

http://www.thegriefdiaries.org/poetry-by-lauren-k-alleyne/

http://caribbeanreviewofbooks.com/crb-archive/24-november-2010/two-poems/

http://www.thethepoetry.com/2013/02/poem-of-the-week-lauren-k-alleyne/

http://www.thefeministwire.com/2015/09/poetry-madame-x-by-lauren-k-alleyne/

Hear Lauren Read!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8VfxSkn3dc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax3nmQXD0YQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E5PvO_Lkcs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70DVGoDzRlI

 

Wonderful work!

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

Friday Call for Submissions Love x 2: Malevolent Soap, Intersecting ‘High’ and ‘Low’ Culture

Malevolent Soap

Deadline: July 1, 2017

 

Malevolent Soap is an independent journal of poetry and fiction. We’re based in Melbourne, Australia, but our issues feature emerging and established voices from around the planet. We publish annually, in September. Anything goes, but we’re partial to work that explores intersections of ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture. Whether it invokes Nicolas Cage as muse or bemoans Rick Deckard’s overconsumption of MSG in verse, we’re interested.

Our debut issue is slated for release on September 1. Submissions are open until July 1. We pay $20 AUD per published piece.

To submit, visit the website malevolentsoap.com

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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Collateral: Work Concerned with Impact of Military Service

COLLATERAL

Poetry, Prose and Art on the Impact of Military Service

Submissions accepted year-round.

 

Collateral is an online literary journal affiliated with the University of Washington Tacoma. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts concerned with the impact of military service beyond the combat zone. The voices of those more indirectly impacted by war sometimes go unheard, and our journal seeks to capture the “collateral” impact of military service in all its forms. We publish work by veterans, reserve/active duty soldiers, and civilians every May and November; we accept submissions year-round through our website. Send up to 5 poems, 3,000 words of prose, or 7 images.

Website:  www.collateraljournal.com

 

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