The inaugural issue of grain short/grain long is now available, featuring excellent work by Suzanne Grazyna, Virginia Reeves, Elizabeth Kate Switaj, & C. R. E. Wells in response to the theme "grain short/grain long."
Our next issue will center around the theme "Collaboration / Stimulus / Response." We are looking for works that collaborate with, are stimulated by, &/or respond to other writers & artists. The vehicle—be it ekphrasis, tag-team writing, plain ol' inspiration, etc.—is immaterial. We want to see what you come up with. This is a broad topic, so we hope to get a variety of interpretations.
grain short/grain long is open to all types of poetry, prose, visual, & hybrid works. We are especially interested in submissions from women; Southerners; unknown, unpublished, & under-represented artists; or anyone whose projects have been described as "innovative," "experimental," "avant-garde," "post-avant," "eccentric," or just plain "odd."
Potential contributors may submit up to four (4) poems, four thousand (4,000) words of prose, or images up to 2 MB in response to the current call to flaming [dot] giblet [at] gmail [dot] com. (Of course, replace the bracketed words with the appropriate symbols.)
Accepted file formats include JPG, TIFF, BMP, ODT, DOC, & RTF. Other formats will be considered on an individual basis—query first. Projects that stretch the limits of print are welcome, so long as their execution is feasible within our (alas, oh so limited) resources. Hint: Make it great. The more we love it, the more likely we are to finesse something for you.
Submissions in response to "Collaboration / Stimulus / Response" will be accepted until December 31, 2008.