Submission Call for Incandescent Mind: Selfish Issue

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Incandescent Mind is opening submissions for selfish work. We want you to write poems, letters, reflections, postcards, etc. addressed to your younger self, current self, or future self. It can be a love letter, a warning, a celebration, an insight. Only guide is that it be addressed to yourself. Artists can address this same prompt OR can be included in a special project to create work in response to the selected writings. For writing or art, we prefer work that is raw, personal, emotional, and/or vulnerable. Submissions will close on March 31st.

Submissions will now be taken through this form:

Writing: We’re open to style, but want to feel the connection to the topic. We’re open to length and form of poetry, but keep it under 100 lines (including stanza breaks). We don’t prefer rhyming poetry, unless very well crafted. We’d love to have well written and edited short prose in creative forms (under 500 words) on the topic. Please submit up to 3 poems or prose pieces in a Word or PDF file. We are looking for previously unpublished work, but will be open to considering special pieces. Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as we are notified immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.

Art: To address the prompt, we’d love art related to the topic, possibly self-portraits (realistic or abstract). We are open to paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, collage, etc. in color or black and white, any mediums that transfer well as a jpeg or png file. If you aren’t sure, send us what you have and we’ll let you know! You may submit up to 10 high resolution images (200 dpi). You may submit art in addition to poetry or prose. Please include titles with your images (preferably in the file names).

We are also looking for artists who would like to create work in reaction to the selected writing pieces. After you fill out the form, we will contact you with the details.

Include a 100-word max, 3rd person bio with website or social media contact information where people can learn more about you.

We reserve the right to make very minor edits to pieces as needed (to keep consistency in mechanics), but may ask for revision for a piece we love enough to see improve. Authors and artists will retain the rights to their individual work. We do not offer payment other than one complimentary contributor copy. Additional copies can be ordered at a discounted price.

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