CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ink & Letters Issue 7
Theme: "Bodies in motion"
They remain in motion, Newton’s first law tells us. They glide, roll, skid, slide, float, fly, sink, scoot, drift, zoom, spin, or bob, until they don’t anymore, until some countervailing force acts upon them and brings them to rest.
For Issue 7 of Ink & Letters, the first in our new annual format, we invite artists and writers to explore bodies—human bodies, heavenly bodies, physical bodies—in their manifold ways of moving. Capture the wonder, beauty, flux, or pain of the ways we make our bodies move, of the migration of human bodies across man-made borders, of the forces that set bodies in motion and the forces that bring those motions to a stop. In short: move us.
The submission deadline for this issue is Friday, May 25; see below for guidelines. We welcome approaches to the theme as broad and varied as possible from a diverse range of contributors.
—Brent Newsom, Letters Editor
Send art to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send writing to email@example.com
Guidelines for artists:
Ink & Letters publishes works in a variety of media—photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, photographs of sculpture and installations, as well as graphic design pieces. Please submit hi-res graphics files (300 ppi) in the form of JPG or PDF. For full-bleed pages, please submit for a printable area of 8.5w x 11h for a single page and 11h x 17h for a two-page spread (don't forget to include an 1/8th inch bleed). Please include (where applicable) title, medium and dimensions. Though it's not a requirement, artists are encouraged to submit a rationale statement along with the work. Please include a biographical note of 75 words or less in the body of your e-mail.
Guidelines for writers:
Ink & Letters publishes works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We encourage unsolicited submissions and give each submission careful consideration. Submissions of writing should be sent as e-mail attachments in .docx or .rtf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Poets may submit up to five poems in a single document, not to exceed ten pages. Prose writers may submit only one piece at a time, not to exceed 3000 words. We are highly interested in shorter prose forms—flash fiction, micro memoir, lyric essays, hybrid forms, etc.—and up to three of these may be submitted in a single document. We welcome simultaneous submissions but ask that you e-mail us to withdraw a piece if it is accepted elsewhere. Our typical response time is within four weeks but sometimes longer, especially for work that advances to the final stages of our decision-making process; please do not query before three months have passed. Please include a biographical note of 75 words or less in the body of your e-mail.