Here are various and sundry upcoming themed issues, found via New Pages.
Includes a call for poems which will be distributed in a gumball machine and the first call-for-submission I’ve ever seen in video-format….
KITSCH AND CAMP: Rio Grande Review
LUCK OF THE DRAW: VERSE WISCONSIN & POETRY JUMPS OFF THE SHELF
“Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf partners with Verse Wisconsin to conduct the Jawbreaker Poetry Project. “Luck of the Draw” is the theme, and poems are sought that touch, in some way, on good fortune, misfortune, opportunities gone awry, flukes, coincidence or second chances.
“Selected poems will be packed into jawbreaker capsules with candy, gum or toys, and available – along with the possibility of winning a year’s subscription to Verse Wisconsin – from a dispenser coined the Verse-O-Matic.”
HATS! SPICE! OR CITIES! Status Hat
MARK TWAIN: The Village Pariah
“The Village Pariah, a bi-annual literary journal sponsored by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, launched its inaugural issue in Spring/Summer 2010. TVP is interested in publishing poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction inspired by the writings and life of Mark Twain, his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi River, the Midwest, and small town or rural life in America.”
“Special Issue: Disaster (Volume XXV, Number 1 — 2012)
The theme for our 2012 special issue is disaster. We invite work that addresses any facet of the subject—whether natural, financial, personal, environmental, governmental, literary, or otherwise—or that is calamitous in its construction. Submissions for the special issue will be accepted from September 1, 2010 to April 1, 2011.” (Witness accepts “original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and documentary photography.”
THE CULTURE AND CONSEQUENCES OF WAR: Consequence Magazine
“CONSEQUENCE Magazine Announces The 2010 Consequence Prize in Poetry….The prize will be awarded for the best poem addressing the culture and consequences of war.” (Note: no entry fee.)
BLUE COLLAR FAMILY LIFE: Blast Furnace
THE FOOD/CRAFT/SELF-SUFFICIENCY MOVEMENT: Red Line Blues
“We’re calling in submissions about the food/craft/self-sufficiency movement taking root across our nation: Beekeeping in New York City. Homesteading in Los Angeles. Canning in Cleveland. Raising goats in the ’burbs. From rooftop gardens in Brooklyn to farm stands in Portland; to reclaimed old tobacco farms in Carolina and rediscovered kitchens all over the country — send us your stories, your household rituals, your recipes, your poetry, your prose and artwork about Bringin’ It All Back Home in Twenty-Ten.”
WATER: New Madrid
“New Madrid will dedicate the Winter 2011 issue to the viability of water as resource and symbol. We’re looking for submissions that incorporate lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, rain in all its guises (hurricanes, monsoons, floods), rituals involving water, recreational uses of water, etc. We’re also interested in work that addresses such concerns as access to water, potability of water, water pollution, water rights, water tables, and water-borne diseases. Our hope is to explore the threat of water scarcity from the vantage point of a number of literary genres and a number of philosophical, religious, social, psychological and economic perspectives.”
THE AMERICAN SOUTH: Crab Orchard Review
“Crab Orchard Review is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2011 issue focusing on writing exploring the people, places, history, and new directions that have shaped and are reshaping the American South.”
FOUND! The Broken City
“Aside from reports on specific finds, we’d also like to see your fiction, poetry and essays that deal with issues of exploration and discovery. Do you have a short story about a protagonist that struggles to discover an important truth about their character? Have you invented a teachable, foolproof methodology for unearthing the best finds at garage sales? Surely, you have some poetry about looking for gold at the end of a rainbow!”