call for poetry and mixed-genre chapbooks: Slash Pine Press
- Call for Chapbook Manuscripts (Poetry and Mixed-Genre): Postmark May 1,
Housed in the Department of English at The University of Alabama, SLASH
PINE PRESS locates itself in an intellectual space where forms and
intuitions make writing a process of risk and otherness—a space where
the high stakes of creative inquiry make self-effacement impossible.
Slash Pine fosters work that investigates the dimensions of place,
whether construed as location or situation. Such work is, like the
slash pine itself, able to survive in swamps and sandhills, to thrive
in salt and heat, to occupy an imaginative landscape that is raw and
abrasive, and to expand its territory toward the interior. Neither
cynical nor rhetorically meek, the work is concerned with but not
limited by the map; its logic is global, written against the grain of
history and biography. And where there is a cut, a thick sap flows.
Deadline: Postmark by May 1, 2011.
Multiple submissions are acceptable; so are simultaneous submissions,
but please notify us if manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Include two copies of manuscript with two title pages; one with title
only; one with title, author’s name, and full contact information.
Manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages and be either poetry or
No more than one poem or mixed-genre piece per page, please. No
Do not send SASE. Manuscripts will be recycled.
All manuscripts receive a blind reading.
Faculty, students, and graduates of The University of Alabama are not
eligible for publication.
Reviewers: francine j. harris, Nathan Hauke, Abraham Smith, Patti
White, Joseph P. Wood
Manuscript selections will be announced on our web site and Facebook
page in late August.
SLASH PINE PRESS
Department of English
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487