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is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it from cahoodaloodaling by leaving a comment on your submission that notes the withdrawn piece(s).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 January 12, 2019

 Issue #28 – Witness

What does it mean to witness? To see and not turn away, to hear and actually listen. Artists are society's mirror—we witness and show that image back, without frills or sugar or wool over the eyes. We see and speak, we make revolution on our pages and canvases and photographs and in our songs. In my own work, I take my role of witness and activist very seriously—my words are all working to tell the truth, to open the world bit by bit. When I write about Sally Hemings, I'm witnessing her tragic American story—I witness her humanity and the way her master saw her as an object. I witness the way my Black womanhood was made possible by hers, the way it is informed by her. The way this country sees her differently than I do. When I write about the murder of Black people in this country, I witness the failings of our criminal justice system, the failings of our ideas of "progress" and the myth of post-racialism. I witness my own body as a target in this room, any room. When I write about my grandmothers, my mother, my aunts, my sisters, I'm witnessing Black womanhood and its beauty—I celebrate what I see. I put that celebration in front of you and dare you not to celebrate, too. This is the work I want to publish in this issue of cahoodaloodaling—work that witnesses, that challenges convention, that tells the truth.

Submissions due 1/12/19. Guest Editor Ashley M. Jones. Issue live 2/28/19.

Ends on January 12, 2019

Issue #28 – Witness

What does it mean to witness? To see and not turn away, to hear and actually listen. Artists are society's mirror—we witness and show that image back, without frills or sugar or wool over the eyes. We see and speak, we make revolution on our pages and canvases and photographs and in our songs. In my own work, I take my role of witness and activist very seriously—my words are all working to tell the truth, to open the world bit by bit. When I write about Sally Hemings, I'm witnessing her tragic American story—I witness her humanity and the way her master saw her as an object. I witness the way my Black womanhood was made possible by hers, the way it is informed by her. The way this country sees her differently than I do. When I write about the murder of Black people in this country, I witness the failings of our criminal justice system, the failings of our ideas of "progress" and the myth of post-racialism. I witness my own body as a target in this room, any room. When I write about my grandmothers, my mother, my aunts, my sisters, I'm witnessing Black womanhood and its beauty—I celebrate what I see. I put that celebration in front of you and dare you not to celebrate, too. This is the work I want to publish in this issue of cahoodaloodaling—work that witnesses, that challenges convention, that tells the truth.

Submissions due 1/12/19. Guest Editor Ashley M. Jones. Issue live 2/28/19.

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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