pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture is now accepting submissions for its 12th issue themed, “From the Holler to the Hood.” We invite poetry and prose (both scholarly and creative) that illustrates the experience in transitioning between urban and rural environments. We also invite digital collage and photography that interprets our theme visually. All submissions will be considered for both print and web editions of the issue.
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 8 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POETRY: Up to five previously unpublished poems.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. Accepted photos will be printed in B&W, Color on the web
ESSAYS: Creative non-fiction or academic essay of up to 1500 words
Multiple submissions accepted. Please advise if your submission is accepted elsewhere.