a West Coast Arts Review Annual
from the Call for Submission(s)...
What images and feelings does the word shackled conjure for you? Do you fetishize it or dread it? Does it evoke a mad pastiche of visions as varied as S&M, prisons, Occupy protest arrests, captives of war, or the constraints of domination by the powerful and wealthy? Any kind of severe repression spawns countless detrimental conditions that affect all aspects of our lives. For many, shackles reify the torturous act of being confined, punished, manacled and oppressed; yet to others, they manifest a means of intensifying desire. In this provocative issue of pacificREVIEW, we want to know how these physical, spiritual, mental, sexual, political and social shackles bind you, and paradoxically, give you a purpose for creative liberation. PacificREVIEW wants your work inspired by the grinding efforts against the shackles of repression. Liberate your short stories, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, poetry, graphic narrative, illustrative art, and photography!