Winter 2006 Issue: Calls for Submissions.
How2 FORUM: Small Press Publishing
This forum on small press publishing attempts to explore the work of individuals and communities of poets who are publishing books and inventing the ways in which writing is re/produced.
From forming editorial collectives to self-publishing, as poet-publishers and reader-writers, what models do we have to offer, imagine, devise (or how might existing publishing and distribution models potentially be mediated) as we endeavor to build innovative publishing structures that defend and invent the conditions under and within which our writing exists, is produced and distributed?
Small press publishing of innovative poetries provides a distinct subaltern model to existing modes of literary production and their means of distribution. How might an editorial poetics of publishing that includes (or exists exclusively as) gift economy alter, challenge and create economic and aesthetic resistance or subversion? Independent publishers, specifically those committed to avant-garde writing and its strategies, engage modes of representation that often are under specific pressures. What happens when presses commit to publishing chapbooks, either exclusively or in part? Where do chapbooks fall within this rubric of small press publishing, particularly as few bookstores or distributors are willing to carry them?
Many independent publishers are committed to an editorial practice that challenges competition and the contest system now common to many university and not-for-profit presses, especially in the United States. In what ways might contest-driven / competition models blunt critical inquiry or limit the possibilities of poetry itself? Communities tend to coalesce for a variety of reasons; how might we describe the communities that editors, publishers, distributors, poets and readers of independent presses are in the process of participating in &/or inventing?
We invite How2 readers to write a brief response to these questions as well as others this forum might raise. Please send your response in MS Word format to Jane Sprague at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12/21/05. Questions are also welcome.
Call for Submissions
INNOVATIVE POETRY BY INDIAN WOMEN POETS
How2, the US-based e-journal of innovative writing and poetics, invites submissions of innovative poetry by Indian women poets for its Spring 2006 issue.
The work will be considered for a special feature to be coordinated by poet Mani Rao.
How2 is an established journal with a broad, cross-national readership. The current online issue was reviewed in May 2005 by poet Ron Silliman as “one of the two or three richest & most varied resources on the web, not just for women writing ‘experimentally,’ but for all writing, period.”
If you would like to send work for consideration, please email 3-6 pieces of unpublished orrecent work to Mani Rao at email@example.com. How2 emphasizes innovation in contemporary poetry and writing by women. Please send work that YOU feel is ‘innovative’. Examples of previously published work can be viewed at the journal’s website: http://how2journal.com
Submission guidelines are below, and you are welcome to email Mani for further details or with any questions. Thank you for taking the time to submit your work to How2 magazine.
GUIDELINES ON HOW 2 SUBMIT:
The deadline for submissions is 7 December 2005. Selected entries will be notified by email in December.
For our next issue we invite submissions for a critical feature on the writings of Carla Harryman. We are interested in critical essays and readings which might consider her work and its relationship to performance, theatre and poetics and in particular how her plays and poems relate to recent traditions and developments in the international contexts of avant-garde writing practices. Issues to consider might include gender, site-specific writing, visual arts, film, subjectivities, live art, performing objects, Poets Theater, politics, the body and eroticism. More information on recent work by Carla Harryman can be found at http://performingobjects.com/
In our next issue we will also be focussing on the lively and thriving world of bookarts and seeking to address the relative lack of critical discussion in this area, particularly as it relates to the women writers and artists who actively consider the format and site of the book in relation to the production of their work. We are inviting submissions of essays / readings on a range of topics in relation to poetry and the book. We are particularly interested in critical articles that might consider visual poetics in relation to the book, technologies of the book, the book as a conceptual object, the book and digital writing, books and site-specific work, books and performance, discussions of collaborations between artists and poets, and reviews and readings of books which challenge the form of the book alongside a questioning of conventional language structures through a range of
Please see our formatting guidelines and send completed submissions (max. 3000 words) to Dell Olsen firstname.lastname@example.org by December 7th 2005.
Volume 2 Issue 3 Associate Editors:
Contemporary Japanese Poetry in Translation:
New Writing — Modern Singapore Poetry:
Special feature on Alice Duer Miller:
Please send submissions or proposals for feature sections to Kate Fagan (editor) or Dell Olsen (managing editor). See Editorial Advisory Board list below for addresses.
To see formatting details for submitting work, please go to the gray bar at the bottom of this page and select == how to.
Review copies of texts can be posted to:
InPrint and Updates:
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD:
Pam Brown (AUS): email@example.com
Kate Fagan (AUS): firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Fraser (USA): email@example.com
Elisabeth Frost (USA): firstname.lastname@example.org
Arielle Greenberg (USA): email@example.com
Jeanne Heuving (USA): firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Hinton (USA): email@example.com
Linda Kinnahan (USA): firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Lamm: email@example.com
Marina Morbiducci (Italy/Malta): firstname.lastname@example.org
Renata Morresi (Italy): email@example.com
Sawako Nakayasu (Japan): firstname.lastname@example.org
Redell Olsen (UK): email@example.com
Frances Presley (UK): firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Russo (USA): email@example.com
Kathy Lou Schultz (USA): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun Yung Shin (USA): email@example.com
Roberta Sims (US): firstname.lastname@example.org
Romney Steele (USA): email@example.comAnn Vickery (AUS): firstname.lastname@example.org