New Madrid will dedicate the Winter 2011 issue to the viability of water as resource and symbol.
We are 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 are 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.
Submissions will be accepted between August 15 and October 15.
Please note: we accept online submissions only. All submissions must be sent via our online Submission Manager. Please see our website for guidelines.