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Submission Call: Screen Door Review – Literary Voices of the Queer South

Screen Door Review is a quarterly literary magazine that publishes all types of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and comics authored by individuals belonging to the southern queer (lgbtq) community of the United States. We’re currently reading for our second issue. Our first issue can be read here.

sdr_firstissueThe purpose of the magazine is to provide a platform of expression to those whose identities—at least in part—derive from the complicated relationship between queer person and place. Specifically, queer person and the South. Through publication, we aim to not only express, but also validate and give value to these voices, which are oftentimes overlooked, undermined, condemned, or silenced.

The topics of your work do not have to be queer or southern in theme, but we do ask that you as a contributor belong to the queer community and also identify as southern (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV). Since we are very much trying to authentically represent lgbtq southern voices, please indicate in the cover letter where you’re from and state that you do, in fact, belong to the queer community. That way we know that you’ve read these guidelines and that you understand and support our mission. If you feel that your queerness or southernness needs explaining, please include that in the cover letter, as well. 

Also, if you would rather be published anonymously, please specify and we will be happy to keep your name private.

We accept and encourage simultaneous submissions. If your work is accepted by another publication, please let us know by leaving a note in your submission. No need to withdraw the entire submission.

Please submit only one entry for each category per reading period. Once we have an issue out, then that’s when you can apply again.

All authors retain all rights to their work throughout the publishing process. However, if your work is subsequently published elsewhere, please mention that it was first published with us at Screen Door Review. With that said, we are open to previously published work as long as you own the rights. 

We will not accept anything that promotes violence or ill-will directed toward any individual or group of people. If your work requires a trigger warning, please include it at the top of the document. 

Comics and Graphic Narratives: Please submit up to 8 pages of work. This can include multiple short comics or one longer piece.

Poetry: Please submit 3-5 poems in one document with each poem starting on a new page. No more than ten pages altogether. Single spaced.

Short Stories: Please submit one short story up to 10,000 words in length. Single spaced.

Flash Fiction: Please submit 1-3 flash fiction narratives no longer than 1000 words each in a single document. Each piece should start on a new page. Single spaced.

We welcome your submissions for issue 2, due out in June! For more information or if you’re ready to submit, click here to find our Submittable.

We look forward to reading your work!

 

 

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America Is Not the World – Release!

America Is Not the World – an international collection of poetry and short fiction from Pankhearst is now available via Amazon. You can purchase the collection here.

Other writers and editors have praised this anthology:

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SHINJINI BHATTACHARJEE, poet and Editor of Hermeneutic Chaos and Press:

The landscape of America Is Not the World enacts important historical and cultural intersections through a vivid mélange of symbolic and imagistic riches that are unsparingly true. The collection reconstructs our perception of America through poems and stories that fold maps and question binaries by narrating the lives of our complex, often troubled worlds that do not harbor easy answers. But, at the same time, it also offers the splendid possibility of a human culture that dissolves the glistening weight of its wounds together. This is an anthology that hums and crackles with a formidable urgency that is rare, intimate, poignant and necessary, assembling languages that our identities won’t reveal. Prepare to emerge from it transformed.


SADE ANDRIA ZABALA, columnist for Art-Parasites and author of WAR SONGS and Coffee and Cigarettes:

“Nothing feels like loss anymore,” says a powerful Pakistani poem by one of the many international writers in America Is Not The World. This book is raw, diverse, and impassioned, and comes at a time when the entire world needs it, even when many prefer to remain deaf to the truth. Pankhearst’s new collection is not another scream into the void – it is a wake-up call. Everyone ought to hear the alarm.


DONNA-MARIE RILEY, author of Love and Other Small Wars:

These are the voices we need – voices that break the monotony. This collection is wonderful and heart-wrenching in equal measure. Wonderful because these voices are so incredibly articulate and individual and necessary. Heart-wrenching because I am so sorry for the things they have to say. I am amazed and humbled by the tenderness of these poems. They throb while you’re reading them and echo long after you’ve finished. A collection that sings.

I’m so pleased to share this anthology with everyone. It’s been months and months of work and an endeavor that has humbled me both as a poet and an editor. The contributors of this anthology have shared brave and poignant work that deserves to be read.

This book will stir your empathy.

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America Is Not the World – submissions open!

Get your submissions in, folks. This anthology is gonna be good. Pankhearst books are well done and diverse; this is my first time as editor, and I have every intention to keep up the good reputation.

America Is Not the World will be an international collection, and will consist of poetry and short fiction. It’s not a negative theme, so if you submit, don’t assume I want to read America-bashing moaning and groaning. Opinions on the country are allowed, as is anything. Primarily, though, I want to collect voices from all over the world. All info can be found here.

Pass this call around to anyone who may be interested! I’m looking forward to reading these submissions!