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Stranged Writing A Literary Taxonomy 6

A project of The Gravity of the Thing (see other related projects).

About

As the editors of The Gravity of the Thing aim to support defamiliarized writing, so will we design the upcoming anthology with defamiliarization in mind. The contents of the collection will be curated according to biological taxonomy (species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdom, domain) using word count, and the final form of the collection will be a cloth hardcover with a screen-printed dust jacket from Prieto Screenprinting. Each dust jacket will fold into a unique literary organism or book sculpture, the goal being a dimensional and tactile reading experience during these largely digital times.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Open

Deadline:
30 November 2021* (sometime today). 4
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Defamiliarization30 Nov 2021*5
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 500 words; Up to 5 pieces.
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction501 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Open

Deadline:
30 November 2021* (sometime today). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Defamiliarization30 Nov 2021*0
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 500 words; Up to 5 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction501 - 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Poetry Open

Deadline:
30 November 2021* (sometime today). 1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Defamiliarization30 Nov 2021*2
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.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2021
Last Checked: 17 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 23 Sep 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 23 Sep 2021

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