24 May 2012

Deadline June 1 | Call for Submissions: Poetry is Dead's Queer Issue (Canada)

Post date: 24 May 2012
Deadline: 1 June 2012

For the sixth issue of Poetry Is Dead we welcome submissions from Queer writers, with a strong emphasis on Queer Canadian contributions. As always, Poetry Is Dead is interested in work that runs the gamut of forms—from spoken word to experimental language-focused work.

In 2011, what are the questions asked of Queer writers? What new vocabularies need to be recorded today?

We welcome writing that engages the contemporary, the daily, and the seemingly trivial. Digital networks — spaces of emotional anomie and unintended intimacies — now mediate and organize many Queer experiences. You are invited to experiment with the erotic gaze of the webcam, to reformulate the confessional booth of the Craiglist Missed Connections posting, to explore the poetic lineation inherent in Gmail Chat logs, to otherwise fuck with and foreground the language of online identities.

We invite contributions that question categories of sexuality and gender, that indulge what is otherwise taboo, that speak to the diversity, rather than the homogeneity, of sexual experience.

In recognition of the fact that many of Canada’s foremost practitioners and pioneers of experimental prose have been Queer or lesbian — including Nicole Brossard and Gail Scott — this issue welcomes texts that exist between poetry and fiction.

Guest Editor: Alex Leslie (alexleslie.wordpress.com)


We publish poetry. How you define poetry is up to you.

To submit poems use the link below to reach our Submishmash form. Include your name, email and home address with your submission. If you would like comments on your submission, please note that, and we will get back to you. Please send no more than five poems.

If possible, send us links to digital versions of your self.

Please check our website for the current call for submissions. If you are wanting to write a review or essay, please query the editor first. The editor can be reached at editor@poetryisdead.ca. We do not accept submissions via email. Please use the form linked below.


For inquiries: editor@poetryisdead.ca

For submissions: submit online here

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