Electric Windmill Press 9

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Aesthetics: Humor. Joy. Exuberance. Deep-feeling massages that set off muscle memories, but in words and pictures and word-pictures. This includes seriousness, sadness, anger, and bereavement, among other emotions familiar to life. But the way you choose to evoke these emotions may be classified humorous, joyful, and/or exuberant. We want to know that you feel and feel deeply, which is different than a collection of words that were cleverly arranged to impersonate feeling. A sad event written humorously, or vice-versa, shows us that you, the artist, are making an effort to present a common experience differently, rather than drawing the same old conclusions about the same old emotions and experiences. We find ourselves increasingly bored by the cynicism, irony, despondence, and detachment characteristic of contemporary art. Somehow it seems that to build a better future–one in which there will be no need for bitter disillusionment because Earth will be a giant spinning toy store in which its children are healthy, encouraged, and free to imagine–we will have to triumph over cynicism and detachment with sincerity.

Electric Windmill PressUnited States

Genres, Styles & Subjects

 Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Minimalist.
 Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
 Subjects:Open to all/most Subjects.

Types & Lengths

YEssayno specific word count limits known; unknown number of pieces
PPoemno line limits known; unknown number of pieces
FFlash Fictionno specific word count limits known; unknown number of pieces
SShort Storyapproximately 1000 - 7500 words; unknown number of pieces

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationPublished 6 x per year
EElectronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year


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FShort fictionN No monetary payment.
NShort non-fictionN No monetary payment.
PPoetryN No monetary payment.

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
FFiction OK No No OK
NNon-Fiction OK No No OK
PPoetry OK No No OK

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Date Added:
02 Jun 2011
Last Updated:
01 Feb 2015