Sunday, January 24, 2010

Call for Creative Submissions on Haiti: The Other Journal

The Other Journal seeks submissions of poetry, short fiction, and short creative nonfiction for our upcoming feature on Haiti. We are especially interested in work featuring writers of Haitian descent. We will also take an interest in creative work that represents either Haiti or scenes of natural disaster in a thoughtful way; we are not interested in pieces that simply consists of an emotional response to news coverage.

Deadline: February 1, 2010

All submissions should be sent via email to submissions(at) (replace (at) with @) with "TOJ Submission" written in the subject line. Please indicate the genre of your submission in the subject line of your email and submit your work as Microsoft Word or rich text format documents. Submissions that are pasted directly into the text of an email rather than an attached document may not be considered.

Send up to six poems or one piece of prose at a time. Fiction submissions may include short stories or self-contained novel excerpts, and creative nonfiction submissions may include personal essays or memoirs. Because we are an online journal, we take a special interest in short prose submissions, especially pieces that are less than 2,500 words. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but please indicate they have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere and let us know right away if you are withdrawing them from consideration.

Editorial statement:
The Other Journal welcomes the submission of critical essays, reviews, creative writing, and visual or performance art that encounter life through the lens of theology and culture; we seek pieces that consider the interaction of faith with contemporary life, art, politics, sexuality, technology, economics, and social justice. We are particularly interested in works which present creative, alternative views that may otherwise fall outside the margins of mainstream narratives. And although we primarily focus on perspectives within the Christian tradition, we invite dialogue with all who are interested in exploring the ongoing role of faith and spirituality in the world.

Submissions may also be considered for a print anthology from Wipf and Stock 

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