Flaming Giblet Press, in conjunction with Sundress Publications, is pleased to announce Grain Short/Grain Long, a one-shot magazine/anthology project set to be released Summer 2008.
Grain short, as defined by Etherington & Roberts's Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, is "a term sometimes used in paper manufacture to indicate that the grain or machine direction of the paper is parallel to the shorter dimension of the sheet." Conversely, grain long refers to grain or machine direction that is parallel to the larger dimension.
We welcome poetry, prose, hybrid, & visual submissions that respond to these terms/definitions. Feel free to interpret the theme as freely—or literally—as you'd like. We are not looking for work that subscribes to a particular "school" or "aesthetic"; any work, so long as it's good, will be considered & read with relish. Submissions by under-represented & unknown writers/artists encouraged. (For more on our so-called "biases," please view Flaming Giblet's press information or review the many publications under the Sundress umbrella.)
Grain Short/Grain Long will be released as an online gallery &/or free PDF. All work selected will also be considered for a limited-edition "book" project to be distributed by both presses.
Submissions will be accepted between January 1, 2008 & March 31, 2008. Please send all work to flaming.giblet [at] gmail [dot] com. Accepted file formats include JPG, TIFF, BMP, ODT, DOC, & RTF. Other file formats will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact the editors for further information.