Paper Tape is currently reading submissions for the following features:
Theme: “Underground.” The word “underground” has many meanings, and we appreciate work that explores the theme from many different angles. As long as the work addresses the theme in some way, it is not necessary for the word “underground” to appear in the work.
Genres: Flash fiction, short story, narrative nonfiction, essay, and art/photography.
Word Count: < 2500 words.
Deadline: February 28, 2014. Submissions accepted during this reading period will be published April-June 2014.
"This Word Is": Even single words are stories. Through sound and memory, anecdote and etymology, a single word gives insight into personal experience. A writer’s experience of a word is a keyhole through which we catch a glimpse of their their world; a word is a pocket filled with many different meanings.
Pick a single word from your world, hold it to the light, empty out its pockets, and peer through the hole it rips in the structures of your universe. Tell us what you see.
Genres: Essay, narrative nonfiction.
Word Count: < 4000 words.
Guidelines and more information on our website.