Call for Poetry & Art Submissions: Crosswalks

We accept general submissions via Submittable on an ongoing basis in any language, but we encourage poets/artists to consider our upcoming themes and guidelines.

For the journal’s inaugural issue, we are seeking multilingual poems and artworks related to the theme of Crosswalks.

We are open to any interpretation of the theme (i.e. poems that cross between languages, art works that cross genres, cross-cultural communication, hybrid identities, migration, or  any kind of movement between languages, cultures, art forms, borders.) Please submit through our Submittable page, considering the following guidelines: https://thepolyglot.submittable.com/submit

Deadline: September 30, 2016 at 12:00AM Mountain time.

Poet/Artist Guidelines

Since The Polyglot seeks to publish poems and visual media* in different languages, we wish to provide multiple points of entry into your work.

We require all poets/artists wishing to publish with The Polyglot to provide, in addition to your creative submission, two out of the three following elements to ensure public engagement and maximum readership/viewership:

1)   A translation of your work in either English or French

2)   An MP3 recording or embeddable video of you reading/performing or talking about your piece

3)   A poet/artist statement in English or French making meaningful connections between the current theme and your work (200-400 words)

PLEASE NOTE: If a poet/artist is submitting both a poem and a visual work, you still must provide us with two of the above elements.

*Visual media may include original artwork, photographs, video clips, or any other visual content that can be digitally embedded.

Although The Polyglot can not (yet) provide honorariums to poets/artists, we will reciprocate by providing our contributors with a digital and hard copy of the magazine.

Photo: Adriana Onita, "Zebra, Montevideo"