10th Issue Call for Submissions:
pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture is now accepting
submissions for its 10th issue themed, "The Lost Ones." In the wake of
the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, the editors wish to dedicate
this issue to his memory as well as grieve for other instances of loved
ones being lost to senseless violence. We invite prose that thoughtfully
and candidly examines the causes and consequences of violent acts
charged with discrimination. We invite poetry that celebrates/mourns the
lives of lost loved ones individually or collectively. We invite
digital collage and photography which interprets our theme visually. All
submissions will be considered for both print and web editions of the
General Call for Submissions:
pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture is looking for
voices of color from the thirteen states touched by the Appalachian
Mountains (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York,
North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia,
and West Virginia) and work with a strong sense of place that addresses
the writer’s unique experience in this physical and spiritual diaspora.
We ask that potential contributors please read at least one issue of
our journal before submitting their work so they can get a feel for the
material we accept. Normal response time can range from 6-12 weeks.
Please submit work by September 1 in one of the following categories in
an attachment of .doc or .rtf format (.jpg for images) and a bio of no
more than fifty words to:
pluckjournalATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
POETRY: Up to five previously unpublished poems.
FICTION: Up to 1500 words.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Up to five attached photos at 300 dpi or better. Dropbox links accepted.
ESSAYS: Creative non-fiction or academic essay of up to 1500 words
Multiple submissions accepted. Please advise if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
You are what you Art.
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