Arts + Literature Laboratory is currently seeking short stories to be shown in tangent with the photographic work of artist Marissa Mackey. Mackey’s series, Vehicle, is interested in the potential of open narrative and the human compulsion to speculate and imagine when faced with the unresolved. We are looking for short stories, 500-3,000 words, either in direct response to these images or extant work that explores parallel themes within the images. Themes that might be explored include but aren’t limited to: the impotence of night; suspicion; voyeurism; vulnerability within a space; the unfulfilled adventure; the outsider, stranger, tourist, or alien; the uncanny; and speculation.
Selected works will be included in an online publication housed on our website and highlighted in ALL Review as well as in the Future Perfect exhibition. During the exhibition reception on December 10th there will also be live readings of a number of excerpts and stories from the selections.
Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2016
Please submit your work in a PDF and email it, along with a brief bio that includes your current city and state of residence, to:
allfutureperfectsubmissionsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
Please indicate if you might be available to read your work in Madison on December 10 but note we have no funds to help cover the costs of transportation.
More info and images available here.