Tinderbox Editions Anthology of Lyric Essays 2

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About

We've always been interested in the convergence of the poem and the essay--the places in which the prose poem grows into something more expansive, and while rooted in the exploration of the personal essay, also has a strong focus on language, rhythms, disconnections, and reconnections. In 2017, Tinderbox Editions will publish an anthology of lyric essays. Thus far, we have accepted work from writers such as Jenny Boully, Sarah Vap, Traci Brimhall, Torrey Peters, Deesha Philyaw, Katie Leo, and Sarah Blake, among others. We are looking for the pieces that complicate both poetry and prose. We are looking for the lyric essay, as opposed to essays that rely on lyric language (also beautiful, but not quite the same). There's a lot of room in defining the lyric essay, but we think writers such as Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine, and Eliot Weinberger continually master it, and you can find great examples in individual books, such as MOTHERs by Rachel Zucker, Ventifacts by C

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Nonfiction Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 4,000 words.
Payscale:
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Poetry Closed

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Hybrid form, Lyric poetry, Prose poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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Dates

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2015
Date Added: 31 Aug 2015

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