Califragile 25

About

In these times when the Earth and humanity seem so breakable, as if they might break each other, we search for answers in the air. What’s our next move? What did I just see on the news? What does this moment demand of me? Poets interpret their screens, sing to nature, and admonish us our selfishness. Califragile is a portrait of turning, questioning, stretching, stepping up. Our name is a nod to our bioregion here in Northern California. But the fragile faultline we explore is planetwide and in each person. While we weren’t inspired by Mary Poppins, if she wanted to float down and help us straighten out the mess we’ve made, well, that would be quite a show!

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2017

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished on a rolling basis.

Poetry Open

We’ll consider your original poetry on most topics. (We’ll pass on inspirational verse, as well as work we feel is violent, pornographic, or oppressive.) Fitting in with our Califragile theme is a plus, but it’s not required. We seek writing that is spare and economic while showcasing what’s possible with imagery. We tend to prefer modern free verse over classical end rhyming, metered work. But quality walks in on its own. Wake up our eyes with something thrilling and unexpected. Have something to say, whether on the micro or macro level. Regarding the Califragile theme, we’re not necessarily asking your poetry to save the world or have magical fixes to our ancient collective flaws. We’re more interested in poems that drag the scary questions from the shadows and portrait the truths we need to face. Send us your poems that deepen the dialog.

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment, Society/Culture, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2019
Last Checked: 29 Apr 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 21 Feb 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 31 Aug 2017

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