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Theme Issue Fall 2013: “Constraints”

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Our online submission system is now closed to new submissions, but fear not… we begin reading general submissions again beginning August 1st for our new theme, CONSTRAINTS.

You can apply the idea of constraints to the content or the form of your work. Constrain your characters. Constrain yourself. Write a story about being limited by your body, by finances, by unbreachable borders. Or write a poem in which every line MUST begin with “I can not…” Tie your hands together as you write. Limit by number of words or number of syllables. There are no constraints on how to interpret “constraints…”

Dispatches from the Front: Labor and the Fight For Worker’s Rights

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Update: We are expanding our Summer 2011 feature, incorporating Labor as our theme for submissions during the current (1 September to 1 December) reading period, with publication in winter 2012.

We seek to add a spectrum of voices from throughout the world as a compliment to our local focus in the Summer 2011 feature. Please read below for a sense of the type of work for which we are looking.

Do you have a recent, related experience that you would like to share with the world, whether protesting at the Capital in Madison, WI, or working in your community to support the rights of workers? We are seeking submissions of personal narrative, poetry, art, even fiction, that seeks to document the ongoing protest over the dissolution of workers’ rights in Wisconsin.

Ideally, we are looking for local Wisconsin voices that represent a wide range of communities and identities, but will also consider work from those in solidarity from around the world. We also welcome voices of protest from communities impacted by other recent policy enactment in Madison (cuts in health care, educations, etc…).

Preference will be given to voices that have fewer resources for having their voice in print; cream city review will also seek to juxtapose those voices with work from published writers/journalists that offer a personal perspective on their experience.

We invite writers and artists to submit their work via our online submission manager at creamcityreview.org/submissions. Please select the appropriate genre for your work, i.e. “Labor poetry” or “Labor visual art,” etc. Submissions selected for this special section will be published in or around May/June 2011. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2011.

Fall 2011 issue released!

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Our Fall 2011 issue is now available. For subscribers, copies should arrive in mailboxes soon.

Spring 2012, featuring our annual literary prize winners, will go to print in May.

To order copies or subscribe, visit our ordering page here.