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Qarrtsiluni: "New Classics" Call for Submissions

07 March 2010
Qarrtsiluni: "New Classics" Call for Submissions
Yes, Basho’s haiku, The Dhammapada, Greek myth or Roman epic, Sundiata, Pride and Prejudice, Andy Warhol paintings, the Green Man, the VW Bug, Frankenstein, Tiamat, rock and roll, Anansi tales, banshees, Sedna, avatars turned online/gaming identity, fox woman, Nero Wolfe, creation stories, 1950’s creature features as archetype or inspiration for your own peculiar spin — surprise us with something we can’t help but recognize, even as we’ve never seen it put to your uses.

Transform, transpose, transgender, trans-border our expectations with your wholly familiar, yet wholly new, take on a classic.

In this issue of qarrtsiluni, which will begin publishing around May 1, we invite you to engage, interpret, revisit and re-invent classics through your own idiosyncratic and modern sensibility.

We’re looking for work inspired by the archetypes and forms of familiar pieces of art, sacred story, poetry, iconography or folk tales, but the term “classic” should be interpreted both broadly and internationally, and could certainly encompass contemporary work so familiar it has become part of our collective psyche.

We’re open to any forms, including cross-genre. Flash fiction/very short stories are especially welcome (1,000 words or under). Please send no more than three poems or photographs, and only one video, at a time. As always, be sure to refer to the general guidelines before submitting. The deadline for submissions is March 31.

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