Entries in Calls for Work (40)


CFP: English Intelligencer

We invite proposals for contributions to a one-day symposium on the writers of The English Intelligencer, to be held at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, on 20 August 2011. We would particularly welcome proposals focusing on work from or closely connected with the publication itself; though proposals concerning further texts, authorships and contexts for discussion, or dealing with matters of overall concern for the publication, would also be welcome.

Papers of 15 or 30 minutes in duration. Please send short (250 word) abstracts to: by Saturday 30th July 2011.


Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory - Special Issue: Punk Anteriors: Genealogy, Theory, Performance

Revisions to the historical meaning and framing of punk have circulated since its inception. This issue seeks to capture the performance of those revisions, conducting a genealogical mapping of the punk movement, scenes, music, ethics, and aesthetics utilizing queer and feminist punk analytics. While some valuable feminist critiques of punk have surfaced – mainly to lionize the riot grrrl movement – many uneasy questions around race, nation, and sexuality remain unarticulated in feminist and gender performance scholarship. The interdisciplinary articles in this issue will address the performances and politics of these exclusions.

We are interested in the temporality and spatiality of punk performances through a collective and archival process. We use the word “anteriors” in the title of this issue to frame the articles that address these punk spaces and remnants, plotting what comes before, anterior to, the telling of punk’s narratives in two senses: first, in the temporal sense which interrogates punk’s resistant genealogy; and, second, in the material and spatial sense of place, bodies, and archives. What can be situated in front of the generic narratives of punk’s beginnings and mainstays as a form of resistance? Where do articulations of racial formation, gender, nation, and sexuality fit into generic notions of punk origins, temporalities, and classisms? Can punk epistemologies be used to critique punk’s exclusions?

Possible topics include:

  • Race, imperialism, and punk
  • Women of color feminism and punk
  • Diaspora and punk
  • Transnational movements and festivals
  • Zines and feminist interventions
  • Riot grrrl
  • Underground sound and gender
  • Punk, history, and ethnic studies
  • Aesthetic, performance, and music
  • Queer punk and other questions of sexuality in performance
  • Disidentifications, performance, and punk outlaws
  • Subjugated histories and punk feminism
  • Art and new media performance
  • Punk responses to theory and punk theories
  • Supplemental spaces of punk

Submissions should be 10,000 words or less in length and adhere to the current Chicago Manual of Style, author-date format. Questions and abstracts for review are welcome before the final deadline.

Complete essays and texts for consideration must be submitted by July 15th, 2011.

Please send all work to Fiona Ngô and Elizabeth Stinson via email (MS Word attachment): and

Further submission guidelines can be found here.

via cris cheek


Experimental Poetics and Aesthetics

EXP invites specialists and scholars to submit proposals in the form of articles, essays, book reviews or critical reflections dealing with Experimental Poetry and /or Aesthetics for their upcoming second issue.

You must send your manuscript via email in Word. If you include images these must be in .jpg format. Manuscripts can be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English. Articles (max. of 12,000 words) must include an abstract (max. of 200 words). The same word limit applies to authors who wish to submit their own critical reflections, which are intended as a platform for dialogue and constructive debate concerning any aspect of Experimental Poetics and Aesthetics. For further details please see the submission guidelines.

The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30th June 2011.


The Claudius App

The Claudius App, an online journal of poetry, negative reviews, and criticism, is now accepting submissions for its first issue. As our statement of aims suggests, we're especially excited to receive submissions from current students and recent graduates. In addition to poems and negative reviews of contemporary books of poetry, we're also potentially interested in negative reviews of groups of books, groups of poems, magazines (including our own), canonical books, canonical magazines, etc.

Stylistically, we're looking for a little more 4chan, a little less Commentary, the All of Hyperion, fisting the hot air balloon whose suspension makes of us not the Hazlitts of our time, but of all time, like how Addison used to edit a magazine and now he owns a disease. Perpetual war for perpetual piecework! That aside, we aren't looking for any particular style or theme, just the best poetry and criticism being written today, and maybe tomorrow.

Submissions are taken via email, as are queries for longer reviews or essays, at Our submissions period for the first issue runs til May 15th. While we can pay you no more than attention, the first issue will feature an interview between Geoffrey G. O'Brien and Keston Sutherland, so we can at least promise you good company.


Hi Zero Issue 1 & 2

Issue 1 (available as a PDF):

  • Amy De'Ath
  • Danny Hayward
  • Joe Luna
  • Timothy Thornton
  • Jonty Tiplady

Issue 2 (still available in print):

  • Francesca Lisette
  • Luke Roberts
  • Harry Sanderson
  • Josh Stanley
  • Keston Sutherland
  • Jonty Tiplady
  • Rachel Warriner
  • Tomas Weber

£3 (UK) / £5 (ROW)

E-mail to order/obtain.

Submissions for the next issue can also be sent to the above address.


Poetry Illustrated

Poetry Illustrated is an independent and non-mainstream London based magazine devoted to promoting avant-garde illustrators and meaningful writing. Now open for submissions and looking for: fresh, witty, conversational, relevant, visionary and expressive poetry. Theme for our first issue is “Gender”. We’re equally interested in hearing from performance poetry artists and poetry reviewers. Deadline for submissions is 30th May 2011. Submissions will be welcomed on Online at

Conference: Innovation in Irish Poetry

Tuesday 12th July 2011

Conference: Innovation in Irish Poetry

This conference investigates issues surrounding innovation in Irish poetry. Its aim is not only to re-examine the influence that Irish writers have had on 20th Century literature, but also to explore the current status of Irish innovative poetics in the 21st Century.

Some possible areas of interest for papers might include:

  • Cadence in Irish poetry
  • The influence of international poetics on Irish poetry
  • The influence of Irish modernism on British and American writers
  • Irish poetry and the historical avant-garde
  • Constructions of Irish Modernism
  • Irish small presses
  • National identity
  • Religion
  • Post colonialism
  • Emigration
  • Irish poetry’s engagement with critical theory
  • The Irish poetic canon

Papers should be approximately 20 minutes in length. Abstracts should be approximately 300 words in length and should be emailed to no later than Monday 28th March.

University College Cork, Ireland


Fact-Simile Call for Work

Travis Macdonald & JenMarie Davis:

Fact-Simile's Spring/Summer 2011 issue is accepting submission for a few more days.

Any submissions received before (or on) Monday, March 21 will be considered for this issue. Any submissions received after Monday will be considered for the Fall/Autumn 2011 issue.

So if you have some superb writing and/or word-work that you think might be a good fit, please send it along to:



The Red Ceilings Press - Call for Work

Mark Cobley is looking for poetry for a new series of limited edition A6-sized pocket chapbooks, among other things, to be published by The Red Ceilings Press. Contact him for more information.


ConVersify: Poetry, Politics and Form

Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th September 2011

The University of Edinburgh supported by The Roberts Fund and in collaboration with the Scottish Poetry Library, organised by Lila Matsumoto, Greg Thomas and Samantha Walton.

This two day postgraduate led conference will bring together poets and researchers to engage in a conversation about experimental, innovative and alternative approaches to poetic form. While many poets self-report that political objectives underlie their practice, in the realm of, but not limited to, ideology critique, the assertion or negation of identity and/or a confrontation with mainstream publishing, charges of elitism, passivity and inaccessibility can be levelled. Taking this point of tension as our catalyst, and adopting a trans-historical perspective, we wish to consider what “experimental” poetry is, and what it is for.

We are calling for twenty minute papers which: discuss poetry of any period or genre which challenges or aims to challenge convention through formal innovation and/or interaction with political, social and cultural realities; explore the labels we use to denote “experimental”, “avant-garde” or particular stylistic modes of verse; question whether political objectives and/or antagonisms can be articulated or furthered through radical approaches to composition and language; consider how readers engage with experimental poetry. Inseparable from these themes is the issue of what we perceive as 'the political', what counts as a political act and whether the writer has a responsibility to assert political agency; we are particularly interested in papers in which these questions are at the forefront of discussion.

Please send 250 - 300 word abstracts for 20-minute papers as a word attachment to by Monday 16th May 2011. There will also be evening poetry readings in town - please mention when you submit your abstract if you would be interested in reading.

19 George Square, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9LD