From the same press who launched the literary magazine Wildness, Platypus Press is announcing a new mini-chapbook project entitled 2412! To read more about the press and their editors, read their Masthead page here.
I wondered how and why this mini chapbook project came to be, so I asked editor Michelle Tudor a few questions to find out. See my interview with Tudor and submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about 2412.
TUDOR: Twenty-four mini-digital-chapbooks, one per day, through the first 24 days of December. Read them, print them, fold them into tiny books and carry them with you.
HOPKINSON: What gave you the idea for this project?
TUDOR: We had been toying with the idea of doing a few separate projects—a contest, chapbooks, something digital—for quite some time. Then, over the new year we thought, why not combine them all and do a daily project for National Poetry Month.
We happened to get busy in the lead up to April and decided we wouldn’t be able to execute it to the level we wanted, and so when trying to decide another time to make it happen, the holidays seemed like a natural fit.
The ‘read them, print them, fold them’ element came because we wanted to give people a way of turning a digital thing into something physical if they wanted, no matter how rudimentary.
HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?
TUDOR: We are looking for poetry, short stories and non-fiction. We want work that makes the most of the small format.
HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite journals?
TUDOR: Birdfeast, The Offing, Muzzle, Tinderbox.
HOPKINSON: Where can poets/writers send submissions?
TUDOR: Submissions can be sent in one single PDF to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?
DEADLINE: September 30, 2016
FORMS: Prose of no longer than 1500 words OR 5 poems, each with no more than 30 lines (inc. line-breaks) or 300 words.
NOTES: Send your work in a single PDF file to: email@example.com
Categories: Call for Submissions