:: Cicatrix Press is in effect!
:: The Dadaists followed the Surrealists as an artistic movement with a goal of surpassing the
work and daring of their predecessors. Their work was so radical that they came to be referred to
as a collective of artistic "bomb-throwers."
We publish writers whose art, in the form of their words, drops bombs on established supposed rules and norms.
Call for Submissions
:: Guidelines for the journal Cicatrix:
READING PERIOD Begins. Open until we announce otherwise.
Word limit is 3500, kinda-sorta. If your work goes a little longer, but we fall in love, exceptions (Ahem! Passive voice.) might be made.
Please note that we seek work to publish originally. We generally do not accept previously published work.
The Dadaists followed the Surrealists as an artistic movement with a goal of surpassing the work and daring of their predecessors. Their work was so radical that they came to be referred to as a collective of artistic "bomb-throwers." We publish writers whose art, in the form of their words, drops bombs on established supposed rules and norms.
What we hope to see:
We seek short fiction (stories and excerpts from novels that stand alone), flash fiction, poetry, and visual art.
Also, we plan to have an e-press - Cicatrix Press - to publish and promote writers in e-chapbooks and eventually, longer works.
We are also interested in multimedia projects. Very.
This is a labor of love for us and our time is limited and free, so please be patient with us.
Our aesthetic is all about the experimental.
For poetry, we are interested in representing work that leans a bit toward that. We are interested in the poem as a composition-- a painting with words set to music and light. Hope that is not too esoteric for you. We believe that the lyric should be more polyphonic than monophonic.
We love Rumi, Rilke, Dickinson, Stein, Tagore, Sappho, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Virginia Woolf, Rosemarie Waldrop, Michael Palmer, Ann Lauterbach, John Ashbery, Sylvia Plath-- and the list could go on and on.
In prose, we hope to find literature the likes of which we've never seen. Some of our influences include:
Jorges Luis Borges
William S. Burroughs
Send textual submissions as Word .doc or .docx attachments via our submissions form, below.
Send us visual/artwork to the same address as jpeg or gif images.
If you have something else in mind, contact us. Experimentation runs in our blood.
Please pay attention to the format request. A PDF is difficult to work with, for example.
Who We Are:
Co-editor: Adam Alonzi
Co-editor: Jønathan Lyons
Co-editor: Iva Petrova