Current Submission Calls

We are now open for our Spring issue, Trigger Warning! Of course, we are still open for our Winter submission call, Writers Create: A Winter Maker’s Fair, and we’ve added a guest tap from Pankhearst, America Is Not The World, edited by our very own Rachel Nix.

Issue #19 – Writers Create: A Winter Makers’ Fair

Writers spend a lot of time writing, and writing about writing. What are your other creative pursuits? Artists spend a lot of time writing about their work. How? This special issue of cahoodaloodaling is interested in the intersection of art and writing—writers who create in other forms, and artists who write. We want craft essays and interviews about what your art means to you as a maker or how your art impacts your writing, or the ways you find yourself writing about your art; tutorials for others to follow, to engage in your craft; photographs of your creations with brief descriptions and creation stories; stories or poems about the art of making; any combination of the above.

Submissions due 12/12/15. Guest Editor M. Mack. Issue live 1/31/16.

Issue #20 – Trigger Warning

Paul Gilmartin once wrote, “I cannot stand small talk, because I feel like there’s an elephant standing in the room shitting all over everything and nobody is saying anything. I’m just dying to say, ‘Hey, do you ever feel like jumping off a bridge?’ or ‘Do you feel an emptiness inside your chest at night that is going to swallow you?’ But you can’t say that at a cocktail party.”

For this issue of cahoodaloodaling, we want you to send us your art and writing about everything you can’t say at a cocktail party. Send us your letters, your poems, your paintings, your drawings, your collages and essays. Send us your hearts. Send us what you’ve never been able to speak about, the things that wound you and threaten to bring you under.

This is a safe place. A place where you can let go of your secrets about anything at all that has triggered or traumatized you, be it abuse, an eating disorder, a miscarriage or abortion, monsters that hid beneath your bed in the form of humans. Sometimes it’s not an elephant in the room but another person, or a poem you can’t write, a piece of art you couldn’t create.

This issue is where you can put to rest all the times you felt like jumping off a bridge.

Submissions due 3/19/16. Guest editor Meggie Royer. Issue live 4/30/16.

Guest Tap

“America Is Not The World” at Pankhearst – Anthology edited by Rachel Nix. This will be an international collection. We aren’t inviting a debate for or against the States; we want to hear about your stomping grounds, your views. By all means, if you have an opinion about America, do tell; if you don’t give a rip, that’s cool. Elaborate or don’t. But don’t feel obligated to write about America. It is not the world. Write about your world, your way. Tell us why you’re at war with it or how you survive in it. Tell us your history, glorious as it is, or crumbled and begging for revolution. Write about home, wherever it is. We want real stories, those that aren’t interrupted by commercial breaks or campaigns. Submissions due 1/4/16. Read more & submit at Pankhearst.


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