Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Call for Papers for pacificREVIEW 2019 - OPEN NOW!


pacificREVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual is delighted to announce the theme for our 2019 issue: HALLUCINATION

How far does our perception stretch—what can you some of us see that others cannot? How does perception limit us? How do we define the so-called Twilight Zone? What rules do we adhere to as prescribed by the societal understanding of reality? What boundaries do we reside within before we are exposed to anti-reality? What happens beyond the veil of the here and now? Where is the line between what we consider tangible and intangible? When can we convince ourselves of what is surreal or unreal altogether and why? Just as a hallucination can destroy the fabric of what we consider reality, how could it also help or protect us? How many have been lost to liminal spaces akin to the Bermuda Triangle? What makes the waking world the truth? Why then are we shaken by prophetic or symbolic dreams – what happens when the dream becomes reality? Why does the hybrid of the unreal and real frighten us?

Join us down the Rabbit Hole. This year’s call for papers may delve into the global or extremely personal but all should address some aspect of the bountiful ways in which we experience and understand Hallucination.

Submission will be accepted until January 1, 2019.
Please submit to only one of the following:

· Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Please submit no more than one piece of work, limit 4,500 words, double spaced, attached as a Microsoft Word Document. Short stories and flash fiction are also encouraged.

· Poetry: You are welcome to submit 2-3 pieces of poetry. Please limit your poems to no more than 2 typed pages, attached as a Microsoft Word Document.

· Photographs/drawings/artwork: You may submit up to 10 pieces of artwork that cover a cohesive theme or style. Please submit as a high resolution (300 dpi) greyscale or black and white PDF.

· Graphic Narrative: Please submit no more than two pieces in a high resolution (300 dpi) greyscale or black and white PDF. Panels must fit on two pages.

How to Submit:
We accept submissions both via Submittable and snail mail!

Snail mail subs can be addressed to:
Alex Cline, Editor
pacific REVIEW
 Dept. of English and Comparative Literature
 San Diego State University
 5500 Campanile Dr. | MC6020
 San Diego, CA

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