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The Speaking Shape A Visual Poetry Anthology 1

A project of FlowerSong Press (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (October 2021). We provide the following information as an archive.

About

FlowerSong Press invites submissions for a full-color anthology of visual poetry from BIPOC writers. Visual poetry—poetry that is primarily expressed through line, shape, and color, and sometimes represented by poetry comics and erasures—has seen a recent surge in popularity driven by the need to escape the traditional constraints of line-based text, reflecting a willingness to explore new modes of poetic expression, and continuing a tradition of protest through image. However, the medium is not often representative of the concerns, needs, and foci of BIPOC writers. This anthology will focus attention on the work of BIPOC writers and allow space for their own voices.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Poetry Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Visual poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race, See guidelines).
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:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No Unknown No UnknownImage format submissions Text format submissions Video format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Cartoon/Comic strip.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page 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:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No Unknown No UnknownImage format submissions Video format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2021
Date Added: 11 Jul 2021

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