"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Two Calls: Sundress Seeking Hybrids, and Panoply Seeking 'Daylight'

Manticore: Hybrid Writing from Hybrid Identities 

Editor: Nicole Oquendo
Publisher: Sundress Publications 
Deadline: May 15, 2017

This anthology aims to feature the strange and wonderful intersection between work by writers and artists of hybrid identities and the hybrid work they produce. We are especially interested in work from writers and artists of color, trans, queer, neurodivergent, or disabled writers and artists, writers and artists with invisible illnesses, and anyone else who feels their identity is itself an intersection. In short, if you believe your identity is a hybrid form that influences your craft, we want to hear from you. 
Since this anthology will be available exclusively online for free, contributors to this anthology cannot be paid at this time. However, submissions to this anthology are free. 

Submissions are due to anthologyATsundresspublicationsDOTcom by 11:59 EST on May 15th, 2017. 

Submission Guidelines

This anthology seeks hybrid or otherwise experimental prose, poetry, and other forms from writers that identify as having a hybrid identity. Shorter work is preferred unless the hybrid nature of a piece demands a higher word or page count. Submit up to one submission batch per genre.  

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but let us know immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. While disclosure is not required, we’d also love to know more about your hybrid identity in your cover letter, including how you feel your hybrid identity influences your craft. 

Send one (1) story of up to 5,000 words, or up to three (<3) flash stories, attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read FICTION – Your Full Name – Title of Work. 

Send one (1) essay of up to 5,000 words, or up to three (<3) flash essays, attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read NONFICTION – Your Full Name – Title of Work. 

Send up to five (<5) poems attached in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read POETRY – Your Full Name – Title of Work. 

If your submission is multimodal/hybrid (possibilities include images along with text, including but not limited to comics and photo essays, work with sound components, or blends of multiple genres), send one (1) piece of up to 5,000 words, or up to three (<3) flash pieces, attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read HYBRID – Your Full Name – Title of Work. 

If your attachment may be too large to be handled via email, contact us and let us know. 


Issue 6: Theme: Daylight
Deadline: April 2, 2017

Please limit your submissions to subjects related to the theme, “daylight.” The Call is open until Sunday night April 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm Central (US) time.

  • Up to 3 pieces
  • Flash fiction or prose of no more than 500 words, and/or poetry
  • We read blind. Do not put your name or other identifiers on any of the pieces
  • Please include a bio of <= 60 words in the box provided by Submittable
  • We publish only one piece per contributor per issue

Approximate publication date, to be confirmed, is May 5.

Panoply accepts submissions through Submittable. For more guidelines and to submit, please visit: Panoply’s Submittable Page

Seems Appropriate Call for Submissions Love <3

For all the storms we’re weathering right now….


1 Sept. – 15 Dec. reading for an issue devoted to authors who are also women.

“(And anyone not currently a monogender dude; we define gender ≠ sex.) Work does not need to be about gender. Send us wild things.”

Storm Cellar is a national literary arts magazine with a special emphasis on the Midwest, appearing in print and ebook editions. We want your prose, poems, chimeras, and ideas penned on envelopes in buses and train cars. The magazine aims to publish amazing work by new and established writers and artists, present a range of styles and approaches, and be as un-boring as it can. If you write one thing to be read while waiting for the all-clear to sound, send it here.”

Complete Guidelines and Submit Here: https://stormcellarquarterly.com/submit/

Monday Must Read! Carter Sickels: The Evening Hour


carterThis week meet Carter Sickels, author of the novel The Evening Hour (Bloomsbury), a Finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award and the Lambda Literary Debut Fiction Award. He is the recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award, a project grant from Oregon’s RACC, and an NEA Fellowship to the Hambidge Center for the Arts. He’s been awarded fellowships or scholarships to Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the MacDowell Colony. He is the editor of the anthology Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships, and Identity. Carter has taught in Low-Residency MFA programs at Eastern Oregon University, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and Eastern Kentucky. 

Carter’s website

Learn More About Carter in this Long Bio! Especially love Carter talking about the role of books in his life!

Buy Carter’s stunningly beautiful book The Evening Hour


The Evening Hour On the Way to Film!


Praise for The Evening Hour!

“But no book has captured what Appalachia is like right now better than Carter Sickels’ moving and beautifully wrought novel, The Evening Hour. So up to the minute that it feels as if the novel is being written as you are reading it, the novel takes a long, hard look at the dark, wonderful heart of Appalachia and reveals it in all of its complex beauty, ugliness, joy, and sorrow. . . This is one of the best American novels of the year, and it is a major contribution to Appalachian literature.”-Silas House, Appalachian Heritage

“Absorbing… Nearly every character is an underdog, and readers can’t help but root for them, even knowing all the while that it is futile….Sickels manages to depict the region and its inhabitants vividly, but without condescension… As a backdrop to Cole’s story, Sickels weaves in subtle commentary on the political hot-button issue of mountaintop removal. .  . At a time when it’s easy for outsiders who are living comfortably to speak in terms of optimism and hope, “The Evening Hour’’ doesn’t shy away from the harsh truth that, for some, there simply isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel.”-The Boston Globe

Buy Untangling the Knot:Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity


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Hear Carter Read!


Happy Reading!



Sometimes the Prompt Hurts So Much

Discrimination, df:  treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit:

Make art about discrimination, about enduring discrimination, about surviving discrimination, about conquering discrimination, about eliminating discrimination.


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