Subprimal Poetry Art is looking for poetry and flash fiction that is crafted, urgent, compelling, mythical, concerned with spiritual revelation, uses rhythmic sensual, vivid imagery and deals with fundamental truths. While we may have themed issues, feel free to interpret the theme somewhat loosely. Use your judgment. We're looking for work that enables the reader / listener to experience something that they might not otherwise in their regular life and causes them to think. We like pieces that use language in new ways. We have a special fondness for prose poems. Voices outside of the status quo keep us awake at night.
Our reading periods and publication schedule:
|February 1 - April 16||Spring Issue|
|August 1 - October 16||Winter Issue|
Submissions are now open for the next issue of Subprimal Poetry Art, to be published in the spring of 2014. Submission deadline for this issue is April 16, 2014.
The theme for this issue is Origins and Destinations: places we come from or are going to. We’re looking for work that deals with traditions, transitions, trials, tribulations, things that are part of our all too human identity, legends of the past, visions of the future.
More than personal anecdote, we are looking for work that grapples with human consciousness on a global level, incorporates uncommon themes. Figurative, speculative, and metaphysical work encouraged and appreciated.
Please submit up to three short prose / prose poetry pieces, no more than around 500 words a piece, or 3-5 poems in a single document. Put your name and email address in the document. No previously published work, whether in print or on the web.
Expect a response within 60 days. Please use our page at Duotrope's Digest to report on the submission process if you're a subscriber there.
Please submit up to three images in JPEG or PNG format. We're looking for bizarre / curious / fantastic / eccentric / surreal art work to intersperse with the written word. This might be photography, painting, digital wizardry, or a combination. Art work should not have been previously published. However, if it has appeared only your personal web site or blog, that’s okay.
Optionally, you can include a Word or PDF document with a cover letter, artist statement, and any descriptions or insights into your art work you'd like to share.
Subprimal Poetry Art asks for one-time non-exclusive world rights and one-time non-exclusive reprint rights (in the event of a future print anthology). All other rights remain with the author as the sole owner of the work; after publication, the author is free to publish the work in any collection, anthology, etc. Permission is not necessary for reprinting, but we ask that Subprimal Poetry Art be acknowledged as the first place of publication.
We aren't offering money at this time, only exposure. If we use your work, we'd be very happy to link back to your blog or web site.