We strongly encourage both published and new writers to submit, as well as submissions of collaborative work.

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.

BOOK REVIEWS: Want your book reviewed? Instead of using our submissions manager, query via email: cahoodaloodaling@gmail.com, 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.

 

ALL SUBMISSIONS:

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is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it from cahoodaloodaling by leaving a comment on your submission that notes the withdrawn piece(s).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.





Ends on September 9, 2017

Issue #24 – Solitude’s Spectrum

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” —Hemingway

Solitude—whether alone on the road in a car, train, motel room, or a forest trail, or even secluded and tucked away in your home, whether it’s a welcomed moment of peacefulness or a lonely state of despair—times of solitude shape us, recharge us, and break us down to our essence. Sometimes we choose to step away from the world. Sometimes the world breaks us and casts us aside. In those moments alone, if we make the choice to continue and create, true artists are born. We cross a border we cannot uncross and heal through our words, finding ourselves—and sometimes finding new selves in the process. As Hemingway said, sometimes we’re strong in those broken places, and sometimes we’re not. Sometimes that jagged broken part affects us forever afterward.

This fall issue we are interested in capturing both the positive, reaffirming pieces about solitude along with those that reveal pain, heartbreak, and introspection. We seek to investigate those breaking point moments, those halting discoveries, those empowered decisions that compel us to walk away from the world and to let the silt settle in the pool of water in our soul. Whether you enjoy locking yourself away or you had to in order to save yourself from hell, we want to hear how these moments lead to creative revelations and re-energized focus, or how they still haunt you to this day.

Submissions due 9/9/17. Guest Editor James H. Duncan. Issue live 10/31/17.


Ends on September 9, 2017

Issue #24 – Solitude’s Spectrum

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” —Hemingway

Solitude—whether alone on the road in a car, train, motel room, or a forest trail, or even secluded and tucked away in your home, whether it’s a welcomed moment of peacefulness or a lonely state of despair—times of solitude shape us, recharge us, and break us down to our essence. Sometimes we choose to step away from the world. Sometimes the world breaks us and casts us aside. In those moments alone, if we make the choice to continue and create, true artists are born. We cross a border we cannot uncross and heal through our words, finding ourselves—and sometimes finding new selves in the process. As Hemingway said, sometimes we’re strong in those broken places, and sometimes we’re not. Sometimes that jagged broken part affects us forever afterward.

This fall issue we are interested in capturing both the positive, reaffirming pieces about solitude along with those that reveal pain, heartbreak, and introspection. We seek to investigate those breaking point moments, those halting discoveries, those empowered decisions that compel us to walk away from the world and to let the silt settle in the pool of water in our soul. Whether you enjoy locking yourself away or you had to in order to save yourself from hell, we want to hear how these moments lead to creative revelations and re-energized focus, or how they still haunt you to this day.

Submissions due 9/9/17. Guest Editor James H. Duncan. Issue live 10/31/17.


Ends on December 9, 2017

Issue #25 – Queer Spaces


The queer identity is multitudinous and multifaceted. Despite the strong sense of unity we share, wherever it is that we go, being queer in one place is going to be different than being queer in another—often times, vastly so. As such, the individual delivers to the world an identity that is comprised simultaneously of sexual and geographic orientation. We as a community embody what it means to be African and transsexual, Alabamian and bisexual, Russian and lesbian, Californian and asexual, Iranian and gay.

Whichever letter of the queer alphabet you ascribe to, that identity is worth expressing in a manner that does not separate you from the culture that you belong to, but rather reveals the complicated relationship between exterior and interior place. The world needs to know us as we really are, not as we are stereotypically perceived to be. In this issue, we invite works that deliver a sense of the relationship that exists between queer person and place.

The topics of your work do not have to be queer in theme, but we do ask that you as a contributor belong to the queer community. Also, if you would rather be published anonymously, please specify and we will be happy to keep your name private.

Submissions due 12/9/17. Guest Editor Alesha Dawson. Issue live 1/31/18.


Ends on December 9, 2017

Issue #25 – Queer Spaces


The queer identity is multitudinous and multifaceted. Despite the strong sense of unity we share, wherever it is that we go, being queer in one place is going to be different than being queer in another—often times, vastly so. As such, the individual delivers to the world an identity that is comprised simultaneously of sexual and geographic orientation. We as a community embody what it means to be African and transsexual, Alabamian and bisexual, Russian and lesbian, Californian and asexual, Iranian and gay.

Whichever letter of the queer alphabet you ascribe to, that identity is worth expressing in a manner that does not separate you from the culture that you belong to, but rather reveals the complicated relationship between exterior and interior place. The world needs to know us as we really are, not as we are stereotypically perceived to be. In this issue, we invite works that deliver a sense of the relationship that exists between queer person and place.

The topics of your work do not have to be queer in theme, but we do ask that you as a contributor belong to the queer community. Also, if you would rather be published anonymously, please specify and we will be happy to keep your name private.

Submissions due 12/9/17. Guest Editor Alesha Dawson. Issue live 1/31/18.


This category is for collaborative work (2+ creators) only.

Submit only 1-3 pieces per issue, each as its own attachment. Collaborators may work within one or multiple mediums.

See general guidelines.

If your work is not text based nor a collaboration, submit here following the 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.
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.

See general guidelines.

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Our "Tip Jar" is available for any of the above submission types and goes towards offsetting site costs. It won't entitle your work to any special treatment nor will we think any less if you decide to submit for free instead. Tips are simply one small way to show support and help our continued growth.  

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.

THANK YOU!

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