WRITERS & POETS: Submit only 1-3 pieces per issue, each as its own attachment. We do not have length limits, but longer pieces must truly warrant their word count. Do not include your name on these files, as we read submissions blind.
ARTISTS: Submit up to 10 pieces of photographs, illustrations, cartoons, fractal renders, etc, in .jpeg format. Art is considered for both covers and features.
MUSICIANS: Audio submissions should be .mp3, .mp4, or .wma. If your audio submission is accepted for publication, we’ll turn it into a video and host it on our YouTube page. Or, you may submit your own video .mp4. Submissions may include both audio/video and text.
COLLABORATIONS: Submit only 1-3 pieces per issue, each as its own attachment. Collaborators may work within one or multiple mediums.
ETCETERA: Limit 1. Articles, essays, interviews, and book review requests fall into this category. Please also include a brief summary. Articles and essays should be about writing and publishing, or match a current submission call.
Want your book reviewed? Instead of using our submissions manager,
query via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Book Review” in the
subject. Please include a brief sample (a few poems or a chapter). **This does not apply to our Give It to Me E-gain issue.
TITLE: Include the titles of your pieces, each separated by a comma.
COVER LETTER: Include a brief, third-person biography that is fun, 50-150 words, and demonstrates who you are as a writer/artist. Previously published and simultaneous submissions are both fine, provided you state this in the cover letter. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it from cahoodaloodaling by leaving a comment on your submission that notes the withdrawn piece(s).
PHOTO: Attach a contributor’s photo. It can be your smiling face or your left foot—anything that shows who you are, but it must be of you. Do not send a picture of your dog, crazy ex-lover or your favorite fruit (although they may be in the picture with you!). Pictures should be a .jpeg, with pixel dimensions no smaller than 100×100 and no larger than 300×300.
Issue #25 – The Lyric Essay
To take a cue from Ronk’s “Lyric Essay as Constellation,” the lyric essay as genre or form—whichever it is—seems to be entirely and only an analogy (which has been auto-corrected to “apology,” which seems just as fitting of a description):
We seek essays that exist only because of a logical parallel, kinship, or metaphor; only to express a transference of meaning; or only to describe that (biological, verbal, structural) material that forms more than only one thing. We seek essays that are acknowledgements of failure, justifications of theory or doctrine, that literally move away from an area of interest.
We seek lyric essays from an array of discourses, styles, mythology, and influence that are candid, reflexive, and architecturally sound; essays whose discoveries and questions are written only out of emotional necessity, like those utterances during therapy that unlock, open and empty us of everything but that exact emotional key–maybe still dangling from our locks.
Multi-modal and hybrid work will catch our eye but is no substitute for essaying: the content should dictate the form, which should, in turn, clarify the content. We are interested in work whose essaying happens performatively or only because of, for, and through the lyric, the form, analogy.
We want analogies (apologies). Anapologies.
Submissions due 3/10/17. Guest Editor Wes Jamison. Issue live 4/30/18.
Submit only 1-3 pieces per issue, each as its own attachment. Collaborators may work within one or multiple mediums.
See general guidelines.
Working within or related to a current theme is more likely to be accepted. If you'd like, please feel free to tell us why you are submitting the piece(s) you've selected to share with our staff in your cover letter.
When in doubt, submit. We don't charge for submissions so it can't hurt.
See general guidelines.
If you use our tip jar, please comment in your cover letter which issue you'd like your work to be considered for and follow general guidelines.
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