The folks here at CCR will begin reading submissions a whole month early! Maybe we’re looking for an excuse to beat the heat or maybe we’re just excited to get the ball rolling. Either way, general submissions are now open! Our new theme for the upcoming issue is CONSTRAINTS, so send away.
Remember, 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…”