– Janice Lee
#RECURRENT IS REIMAGINING STORYTELLING. IS INNOVATIVE LITERATURE. IS WRITING THAT MAKES YOU FEEL ALL THE FEELINGS.
I’m excited to announce the the #RECURRENT series is open for submissions. At least one manuscript will be selected for publication in 2017.
What is #RECURRENT?
#RECURRENT is an ongoing series of exceptional writing at Civil Coping Mechanisms. The series seeks to push the boundaries of narrative with books that seek to reconstruct, reimagine & expand on existing narrative spaces. Not bound to genre or category, #RECURRENT books are intuitive, instigative, innovative, sensitive, perceptive, heart-breaking, and honest. The first two #RECURRENT titles at CCM are Gaijin by Jordan Okumura and Blind Spot by Harold Abramwitz. (The previous edition of the series at Jaded Ibis Press also published Crepuscule W/ Nellie by Joe Milazzo and Family Album by Jason Snyder.) The series is edited by Janice Lee.
What am I looking for?
More than anything, I’m interested in writing that gestures towards intimacy in different ways, in writing that isn’t afraid to reveal or retreat, and writing that makes us feel all the feelings.
I’m especially looking for manuscripts by women, non-gender binary individuals, writers of color, or individuals from marginalized backgrounds.
I’m also especially interested in works of prose: fiction, nonfiction, essay, hybrid works.
Email your entire manuscript to email@example.com in a doc, docx, or pdf format. (If you send a pdf, I may need a doc or docx file later.)
Please include “#RECURRENT Submission” in the subject of your email.
Include any context or relevant details about the work, what category you might include it in (ie. fiction or nonfiction), and whether you feel the work is in dialogue with any other writers or works.
Also include a brief bio.
Deadline: October 1, 2016.