Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Call for Submissions: Caesura 2014

Cæsura 2014
Call for Submissions: (dis)Ability

Disability is a condition, physical, mental, etc., that limits a being's ability to function. Infirmité, in French, or behinderung in German, one or another is often defined by some infirmity or hindrance. Oedipus was club-footed, Tiresias was a blind seer, and every Achilles has his heel. We tend to focus on what ails us, albeit infinitesimal, for we are constantly in competition for resources. When you ask anyone today about disability, they are quick to bring up Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder, sometimes dyslexia, almost always wheelchair accessibility, and so on in an infinite variety of degrees and definitions. This issue of Caesura is interested in, but not limited to, these and other interpretations of the topic (dis)Ability.

In addition to poetry, we are interested in art and photography. Specific instructions for submission are below.Cæsura is asking for your poetry and art-work for its 2014 edition on the theme of disability/ability/impairment/.... From the artfully real to the painfully imagined, it is time to give voice and form to those visible and often invisible conditions related to ability. The editors of Cæsura invite you to submit 1-3 poems addressing our theme. Submissions should not exceed 4-pages in total. All styles are welcome.

Deadline for submissions: January 1, 2014
February 1, 2014 for members of Poetry Center San Jose

Notification of the status of your submission will be sent by March 2014.
Provide the following contact information with your submission: name, address, phone number, and email address. We take first-print publication rights. Previously published work (in print or online) will not be considered. We accept simultaneous submissions on the condition that you notify us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. We reserve the right to post work accepted for publication on our website. Send your work in an email attachment in Word .doc format or pasted as plain text into the body of an email message to:

caesuraATpcsjDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

If your work requires the preservation of a particular visual format or contains special characters, also send a formatted PDF file, or send a hard copy to:

Poetry Center San José
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112

If you would like hard copy material returned to you, include a SASE.

Visual Art:
Submit photographs and graphic art in .jpg or .pdf format (if your work is accepted, we may request a .tif or high resolution .jpg file) to:

caesuraATpcsjDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

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