Friday, February 6, 2015

Call for Submissions Inspired by Lincoln: Quiddity International Literary Journal

Quiddity international literary journal and public-radio program are pleased to announce a call for submissions for inclusion in the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the funeral and entombment of Abraham Lincoln. Quiddity is seeking submissions of original creative work (painting, sculpture, multimedia work) inspired by the life, work, and works of Lincoln.  

As a part of our “Lincoln through the Arts” Program, Quiddity will display the best creative work inspired by the quiddity of Lincoln as president, statesman, politician, and poet; by the essence of Lincoln’s life; and by his essence as crafter of language.  

Quiddity is looking for creative work that stirs the marrow in our bone-centers and is devoted also to the eloquent writing and exquisite essence of a man rough-hewn.  

Like Shakespeare, whom the sixteenth president greatly admired, Lincoln shaped language to fit his thought as opposed to forcing his thought to fit language’s conventional mold. The term quiddity, by definition, means “the real nature or essence of a thing; that which makes a thing what it is.”  

Individuals whose work is selected will have their creative work exhibited at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, IL, as part of our “Lincoln through the Arts” event on Friday, May 1, 2015.   

Submission Deadline: February 15  

Submission Guidelines
Artwork--Up to five images and include the following info:
Complete contact information in the cover letter; bios are appreciated.
An artist statement.
A description of each piece: Title, Medium, Dimensions, and (for multimedia pieces) Duration

We look forward to receiving your work!   

Link for submissions.

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