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Updates

We’ve sent out all our acknowledgements for “The Repeat Review,” so if you did not get an email back from us that we got your submission, please contact us immediately!  We’ve begun our reading round and want to make sure that we consider all works submitted prior to our 3/31/14 cutoff. The issue will go live at the end of April. Issue #13 – Slam it! is still open for submissions, and we will be opening up submissions for issue #14 soon! Also, we’re currently on Twitter and Facebook and would love to hear from you between issues.

In the meantime, we are working on some site updates, so if you see cahoodaloodaling go down between now and the end of the month, don’t worry. We are alive and well and are simply working to bring our readers the highest quality issues we can.

 

“Slam It” Call for Submissions – A special Slam & Spoken Word issue.

Video and audio submissions strongly preferred, but we will also consider written poetry and short prose that fit the spirit of “Spoken Word.”

Audio: Please submit audio as an MP3 attachment. Any selected audio pieces will be turned into a YouTube video, much like our prize winners’, and will be hosted on our YouTube channel.

Video: Already have yours published on your YouTube channel or elsewhere? Please include a direct link in your submission. We happily accept previously published work or recorded performances. Currently unpublished videos may also be sent as an attachment.

Shy? Please consider having a friend or fellow artist record your piece for you. We adore collaborations.

Questions or concerns? Please query.

Submissions due 6/30/14.  Issue live 7/31/14.

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In Cahoots Contest 2013 Results

Meghedi and Jack - In Cahoots Submission - Photo

Editor’s Note

First Place & Winner of our $50 Prize
Summer Salt (Nomad, Nomad)
by Meghedi and Jack

Second Place
“Night School” by Robin Wyatt Dunn and “Man and Tractor” by Sam Barnett

Third Place
Sinkholes and Volcanoes (Whichever Works)
by A.J. Huffman & April Salzano


About Our Guest Judge

Liz Napieralski Liz Napieralski lives in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has finally resigned herself to the fact that she’s not leaving anytime soon. If you were to steal her purse on any given day, you’d find a book or two, a whole lot of pens that she’s not that nice about sharing, a notebook shamed by all the scraps of paper she inevitably writes on instead. (And not much cash. So don’t steal her purse. It’s not worth it.)

Liz has worked as an editor and writer for Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine, FlagLive!, Santa Fe and THE magazine.

Her work has recently appeared in The Legendary, Navigating the Heavens, and The Más Tequila Review.

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“Inspired by the Artist” Contributing Editor Announcement

To submit, please read our current prompt page and submission guideline page.  Submissions due September 16th.

Kate and I are happy to announce that our contributing editor for Issue#10 – Inspired by the Artist – will be Jessica Lindsay!  We would have shared the good news with you earlier, but we were too busy meeting up in IL doing this and this:

Smiles

Raquel & Kate

tongues

Kate & Raquel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And generally doing no editing at all.

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Mighty Jess

Jessica Lindsay began poetry the same way she began photography: when someone told her “Hey, you’re pretty good.” Of course, “pretty good” is seventh grade was actually morbidly bad, and it wasn’t until her junior year of high school that she realized that poetry could be something more than teenage angst. So her poetry turned more into snapshots of her life, and when her interest in photography grew, her writing hit a rather large block that she constantly struggles to get through. Well, that and inner peace doesn’t really give an emotional writer much to work with.

To date, all of her favorite poems happen to be the ones about her very dysfunctional family. Figures. She is currently trying to write a novel, but that is forever a work in progress simply because she always wants to skip to the “good stuff”.

She is very shy about people in her life reading her poetry, so it can only be found on Jessicaconk.deviantart.com. She was once published in her community college’s lit mag and got honorable mention for a horrible story back in eighth grade.

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Issue #9 – Speculative

Editor’s Note
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Guest Editor’s Spotlight:
The Loneliest Road
by Martin Elster
 

Haiku
by Denny Marshall

Heroic End
by Richard King Perkins II

A Different Beginning
by John J. Brugaletta

Man in the Moon
by Camille Griep


About Our Guest Editor

fancy_a_cuppa Najia Khaled is a poetess who enjoys reading, playing ukulele, and drinking more tea than is probably strictly good for you. She attends University of Rochester and is working on a double major in English literature and astrophysics, the latter of which finds ways to sneak into her poetry rather often.

She can be found devouring the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Sandra Cisneros, and Edna St. Vincent Millay at all hours of the night in all manner of strange and indecent clothing. Her hair is rarely the same colour two weeks in a row, which she claims is due to her identity as a Metamorphmagus, but her closest friends swear that they have found empty bottles of Manic Panic in her rubbish bin. She rejects the strict and oppressive beauty standards of the modern day in favour of the strict and oppressive beauty standards of 200 years ago, which is exactly as pretentious as it sounds.

She has been published by Creative Communication, Anthology of Poetry, Inc., and Word Smiths, among others, but the best place to find her is at http://toxic-nebulae.deviantart.com/. Some say that she can be invoked by sprinkling glitter over a field of wildflowers at dawn, but these rumours have yet to be confirmed.

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“Speculative” Contributing Editor Announcement (and Such)

We are pleased to announce (and a bit tardy due to some vacations) that our contributing editor for our Speculative Issue will be Najia Khaled. Keep sending in your submissions until July 17th!

Najia Khaled

Najia Khaled

Najia Khaled is a poetess who enjoys reading, playing ukulele, and drinking more tea than is probably strictly good for you. She attends University of Rochester and is working on a double major in English literature and astrophysics, the latter of which finds ways to sneak into her poetry rather often.

She can be found devouring the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Sandra Cisneros, and Edna St. Vincent Millay at all hours of the night in all manner of strange and indecent clothing. Her hair is rarely the same colour two weeks in a row, which she claims is due to her identity as a Metamorphmagus, but her closest friends swear that they have found empty bottles of Manic Panic in her rubbish bin. She rejects the strict and oppressive beauty standards of the modern day in favour of the strict and oppressive beauty standards of 200 years ago, which is exactly as pretentious as it sounds.

She has been published by Creative Communication, Anthology of Poetry, Inc., and Word Smiths, among others, but the best place to find her is at http://toxic-nebulae.deviantart.com/. Some say that she can be invoked by sprinkling glitter over a field of wildflowers at dawn, but these rumours have yet to be confirmed.

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We are also excited two announce two new staff members, who are coming on board as additional readers!

Ben Walls graduated with a double BA in English and History from a small college in Hattiesburg, MS. He has written poetry and prose for many years, and has recently begun sending his work out for publication. He has been a reader and assistant to several MFA candidates. He is honored and excited to be trusted as a reader for Cahoodaloodaling.

Rachel Nix

Rachel Nix

Rachel Nix grew up in the Deep South of Alabama, still residing a stone’s throw away from her childhood stomping grounds. Despite an irrational fear of frogs, she’s declared herself content with living in the boonies. She does, however, like taking road trips and seeing what hasn’t found the South just yet. On a more personal note, Rachel is poorly behaved and should fit in nicely here at cahoodaloodaling.

Oh and she’s been published at these fine places: A Sharp Piece of Awesome, Wordsmiths, The Legendary, cahoodaloodaling, and vox poetica.

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Prompt #9 – Speculative

Submissions due: 7/17/13

Selected Poems to be published: 7/31/13

 

This issue we’ll be accepting poems and prose in the specultaive genre. What is speculative? Well, we think Suzette Haden Elgin of the Science Fiction Poetry Association defined it best: it is any work based in “a reality that is in some way different from the existing reality.” Think science fiction. Alternate histories. Fantasy. Horror. Superheros and villains.

Surprise us.

We’re looking for both serious and fun pieces, from the smallest SciFaiku to a good short story.  But a word of advice – we will not be publishing fanfiction.

 

 

Also, we are still taking submissions for our collaborative contest.  Check it out! http://cahoodaloodaling.wordpress.com/in-cahoots-contest/

$50.00 first place prize, no entrance fee.

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Issue #8 – Make Us Laugh

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Guest Editor’s Spotlight:
Biblical Imbecility
by Laura Taylor

Mr. Bubble Snot
by Ed Via

Hanging Out
by A.J. Huffman

unvalorous
by Rachel Nix


About Our Guest Editor

Jorge Martinez with the Chicago skyline.

Jorge Martinez with the Chicago skyline.

Jorge Martinez was born and raised in Chicago but currently resides in the suburbs of Illinois, which is about as dull as it sounds, though he does love his boyfriend and their menagerie of housepets. Jorge’s a rather unaccomplished writer who’s currently more focused on getting his career in order but plans to make something of his work so he will not have wasted so many hours editing. While he does not declare himself an expert on humor (and is rather straight-laced and uptight, according to our reliable sources*), he is very sarcastic and loves dry, satirical humor or downright slapstick nonsense. Unintentional humor is another genre he deeply enjoys, so if anyone wants to write the script to a B-movie slasher, he will be more than happy to read it and even act in it, provided you pay for his transportation to the set.**

*Himself
**Not really

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“Make Us Laugh” Contributing Editor Announcement

Jorge Martinez with the Chicago skyline.

Jorge Martinez with the Chicago skyline.


Jorge
Martinez will be joining the editorial board for issue #8, “Make Us Laugh.”

Jorge  was born and raised in Chicago but currently resides in the suburbs of Illinois, which is about as dull as it sounds, though he does love his boyfriend and their menagerie of housepets. Jorge’s a rather unaccomplished writer who’s currently more focused on getting his career in order but plans to make something of his work so he will not have wasted so many hours editing. While he does not declare himself an expert on humor (and is rather straight-laced and uptight, according to our reliable sources*), he is very sarcastic and loves dry, satirical humor or downright slapstick nonsense. Unintentional humor is another genre he deeply enjoys, so if anyone wants to write the script to a B-movie slasher, he will be more than happy to read it and even act in it, provided you pay for his transportation to the set.**

 

*Himself
**Not really

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Submissions due: 5/18/13

Selected Poems to be published: 5/31/13 (or thereabouts)

We’re going to leave this wide open: make us laugh. Keep in mind that an inside joke will probably leave us scratching our noggins, but we enjoy anything from silly to raunchy to a dry sarcastic tone.

Please review our submission guidelines before submitting.

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Open for Prompts Ideas

We have almost hit the year mark at cahoodaloodaling. Each submission period, we put up a prompt for our next issue. Over the last year we’ve been open for both regular and collaborative submissions and we’ve had several guest editors come on board, but now we’d like to open up the floor for further collaboration. We’d like to hear from you for prompt ideas: subject, style, or form.

Please leave your prompt idea, along with your name and location, in a comment below or send an email with the subject line PROMPT IDEA to cahoodaloodaling@gmail.com.

 

We can’t wait to hear your ideas!

-Kate & Raquel

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