WOMEN RULE WRITER: Lit blog of Nuala O'Connor / Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
ABRIDGED - PRIMAL - CALL FOR SUBS
The beautiful Abridged magazine wants your work, poetry and/or art:
Abridged 0 - 29: Primal
first was humanity, in its primal condition, still smouldering with
instinct and fear? We shift about in mind-forged manacles, the cold and viscous
layer of the urban which closes us in with crusting edges. We are
enveloped in the thick residue of industry and development. Lines of
buildings, artificial languages and artificial lives, leave us
unfeeling in unchallenged survival and a lost human heritage.
we, low to the ground and overwhelmed in the sensurround, were marked
with earth and the stench of other bodies. We were flooding inside,
unlived and burning. All of our skin, naked to the air and to the
movements of gravel under our pulsing palms and the balls of our feet; a
charged weather encloses bare flesh, flailing bodies lit by a deep sun.
We are locked and tangled in cyclical smoke movements around the
flames and we are howling.
seeks poetry or art for its 0 – 29: Primal issue exploring the roots of
love, hate, fear, the animal part of us we continually wage war with.
Up to three poems may be submitted. Artwork can be up to A4 size and
should be 300dpi or above. Entries can (preferably) be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
can be posted to: Abridged c/o Verbal Arts Centre, Stable Lane and Mall
Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry BT48 6PU. Deadline for submissions is
8th March 2013. www.abridgedonline.com