Call for Submissions:
Reimagined: Bridging This World and Others
We are writers because stories have meant something to us. They have shaped the way that we view the world and ourselves. We return to our favorite stories over and over again, rereading and remembering them throughout many phases of our lives. As we remember them, we are already reimagining them—changing them, making them our own.
For our Spring/Summer 2014 issue, Reimagined: Bridging This World and Others, Nimrod International Journal is looking for poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that play with the idea of reimagining. Ideas of what to send might include:
Retold and reimagined versions of fairy tales, myths, or historical events
Poems and stories that play with point of view or persona, getting into the heads of literary or historical figures in new and inventive ways
Personal or family histories, told with a twist or not, since our own histories are our most immediate stories
Ekphrastic poetry and prose (work based on paintings or other art work)
Poems that experiment with form, playing with sonnets, sestinas, haiku, etc., or prose and stories that experiment with structural elements such as narrative distance, point of view, etc. that provide new ways of presenting the scenes, characters, dialogue and discourse
Surprise us! Send something that plays with reimagining in a way that we haven’t even thought of!
Stories and creative nonfiction may be up to 7,500 words; poetry may be up to 8 pages. Please mark both your cover letter and the outer envelope with “Reimagined Theme.” Send a SASE for response. Writers living outside the U.S. may email their submissions to:
NimrodATutulsaDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to.)
with the work pasted into the body of an email, but writers living inside the U.S. must mail their submissions. Fiction should be double spaced with 1” margins on all sides, typed, one side of plain white paper only. Poetry should be typed, one side of plain white paper only.
Postmark Deadline: January 10th, 2014
Publication Date: April 2014
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Send manuscripts to:
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104
NimrodATutulsaDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
or call (918) 631-3080.