Poetry

Call for Submissions: F E M M E C R A F T (issue of GUEST)

G U E S T

Guest editors: Kate Siklosi and Dani Spinosa

Theme: Femmecraft

We are currently seeking submissions for an issue of G U E S T, a literary journal of guest editors, that focuses on experimental and visual poetry that is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and/or interested in the domestic arts. In today’s literary arts scenes, it is possible to publish and share poetry at amazing volumes, and to a very wide audience; this obviously has several benefits, not the least of which is the way that technology allows small press to share and flourish, outside of the larger gatekeepers of cultural production. But small press began with our hands; it thrives in the tactility of hand to object care and contact. So, for this issue we are interested in the poetics and the politics of what happens when we incorporate the feminist practices of care, fragility, uniqueness, domesticity, and craft into this increasingly digitized and mass-produced means of publishing and sharing literary work.

We are looking for experimental or visual poetry that is produced using craft, using your hands, using things in your home, in your yard, on your street. We are looking for collage, typewriter, Letraset, stamps, thread and yarn, found poems, photographs, and more. We are looking for the work of your hands.

Send submissions of no more than four poems and a brief biographical statement to both Kate at katesiklosi@gmail.com and Dani at genericpronoun@gmail.com by 25 October 2019. Please compile all submissions in a single PDF file, with higher-resolution images (at least 300 dpi) available upon request. Please keep in mind that your poems will be published in black and white.

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