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Submission Guidelines

About Place Journal is published two times a year, May 1 and November 1. The call for a subsequent issue is posted one month after an issue comes out; submissions open one month later and are open for 2 1/2 months.

Submissions can include up to 3 poems which do not exceed 50 lines each. Essays, creative nonfiction and other prose should not exceed 4000 words. Submissions of art should not exceed more than 5 photos, paintings, prints or other forms of art. All submissions must be accompanied by a bio which does not exceed 150 words at the bottom of the submission, and which may include your website. Acceptable file types include doc, docx, txt & rtf for text, jpg & tiff for art/photography, mp3 for audio and mp4 & mov for video.

By submitting you guarantee you hold the rights to the work, and you grant About Place Journal the rights to publish the submitted work. After publication rights revert to the author. Original, previously unpublished work only. All submissions must be routed through Submittable. Only this method of online submissions will be accepted.


  • SOUTH

    Call for Submissions


    SOUTH
    Issue Editor: Ann Fisher-Wirth
    Assistant Issue Editors: Derrick Harriell and Laura-Gray Street

    Open for submissions on January 1, 2017.
    All submissions are due by March 1, 2017

     

    SOUTH

    This issue of About Place explores the United States South. Still unfamiliar to many and often oversimplified, it is a region rich in art and literature, great natural beauty and many vibrant, complex cultures—and yet also a region that suffers from severe environmental degradation and in many places a history of poverty and racial oppression. Rebecca Solnit writes, in The Faraway Nearby, “A place is a story, and stories are geography, and empathy is first of all an act of imagination, a storyteller’s art, and then a way of traveling from here to there.” What stories accrue to the places of the South? How do the stories we tell create our geographies? How do contemporary writers and artists of all kinds experience and present this fraught, diverse, compelling and sometimes perplexing region of the United States? How may literature and art help us travel from here—wherever “here” is—to there?

    We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, painting, music, and hybrid art forms, from artists and writers at all stages of their careers.



    Issue Editor:

    Ann Fisher-Wirth’s fourth book of poems is Dream Cabinet (Wings Press 2012). Her other books of poems are Carta MarinaBlue Window, and Five Terraces. With Laura-Gray Street, she coedited the groundbreaking Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity UP 2013, 2014). She has been awarded residencies at The Mesa Refuge; Djerassi Resident Artists Program; Hedgebrook; and CAMAC/Centre d’Art, Marnay, France. Her current project is a collaborative poetry/photography manuscript called Mississippi with the acclaimed photographer Maude Schuyler Clay, which Wings Press will publish in 2017. Photographs and letterpress poems from this project are presently on exhibit throughout Mississippi. Ann’s poems appear widely and have received numerous awards. She is a Fellow 2015-2018 of the Black Earth Institute, the recipient of two senior Fulbrights (Switzerland, Sweden), and past president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. She teaches and directs the Environmental Studies program at the University of Mississippi, and she teaches yoga at Southern Star in Oxford.

    Assistant Issue Editors:

    Derrick Harriell is the director of the Master of Fine Arts-Creative Writing Program and assistant professor of English and African-American Studies at the University of Mississippi. He’s the author of three collections of poetry: Cotton (Aquarius Press-Willow Books, 2010), Ropes, (Aquarius Press-Willow Books, 2013), and Stripper in Wonderland (Louisiana State University Press, 2017). His essays and book reviews have been published widely.
     
    Laura-Gray Street is the author of Pigment and Fume (Salmon Poetry 2014) and co-editor with Ann Fisher-Wirth of The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press 2013). Street has been the recipient of poetry prizes from The Greensboro Review, the Dana Awards, the Southern Women Writers Conference, Isotope: A Journal of Literary Science and Nature Writing, and Terrain.org. Her work has been published in The Colorado ReviewPoet LoreISLE, Blackbird, and elsewhere; and supported by fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Artist House at St. Mary's College in Maryland, and, most recently, the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences. She is an associate professor of English and directs the Creative Writing Program at Randolph College* in Lynchburg, Virginia. In a thirty-minute drive, she can be hiking the Appalachian Trail or paddling the James River Gorge.
     
    *founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.



    Call for Submissions


    SOUTH
    Issue Editor: Ann Fisher-Wirth
    Assistant Issue Editors: Derrick Harriell and Laura-Gray Street

    Open for submissions on January 1, 2017.
    All submissions are due by March 1, 2017




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