New Madrid: Call For Submisions

NEW MADRID: Call for Submissions

“Paradise is an island. So is hell.”

– Judith Schalansky, Atlas of Remote Islands

Winter 2016 Theme: Evolving Islands

We are seeking submissions of original fiction, poetry, and essays on the theme of “Evolving Islands” for our winter 2016 issue. Islands are dynamic geographical entities. They appear and disappear on a regular basis due to volcanic activity and changes in sea level. Their ecosystems are volatile. Some islands are covered in ice or snow. Some are inhabited only by wild horses or pigs. Some islands are artificial. Some are imaginary. 

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Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015.


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4 thoughts on “New Madrid: Call For Submisions

  • October 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    This is an awesome opportunity for people to get real creative with real life events and happenings.

  • October 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    This is a really interesting theme, I think it will evoke some great works. I’ll be on the lookout for this issue to see what stories made it in!

  • October 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see what comes out of this! I think themes like this challenge writers while also helping them focus on something, which can be hard to do. Looking forward to it.

  • October 18, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    What a great topic and idea generator. I can’t wait to read the different stories that this theme helps to produce. Just reading the description of this theme, it feels so surreal and filled with so much emotional weight. I am sure the stories that come from this theme will be memorable.

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