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P.O. Box 31928
San Francisco, CA, 94131-0928

A space to encourage writing of Filipino American literature and the arts



Philippine American Writers and Artists blog for lit/arts events, reviews, news, and opportunities.

Call for Submissions: make/shift ISSUE 11



Make/shift—a magazine creating, documenting, and engaging with contemporary feminist culture and activism—is seeking submissions for its eleventh issue (spring/summer 2012).

For Issue 11, we are seeking

--investigative journalism --photojournalism --critical essays --personal essays --profiles of feminists activists, artists, projects, and thinkers --fiction and poetry --art and photography --book, maga/zine, film, art, and event reviews --hybrid pieces

We are also seeking content for the following regular make/shift features:

--Everyday Actions: scenes of feminist action in everyday life (100 to 400 words); the theme for Issue 11 is family (chosen, of origin, or however you want to define it) --Documents: documents of feminist discourse in progress (doodle-covered meeting minutes, e-mail exchanges, and the like) --Make/Plans: listings for our international calendar of upcoming events (submit info for events occurring between March and September 2012) --Participate: opportunities for people to get active in art, activist, and community projects (deadlines should be ongoing or between March and September 2012)

Make/shift pays $.02/word plus two copies.

Send pitches or full-draft submissions to Please submit no more than three poems or two pieces of prose at a time. Feel free to pitch multiple ideas at once. Please send previously unpublished material only. We accept pitches and submissions on a rolling basis, but priority for Issue 11 will be given to those received bySeptember 10, 2011.

Please note that as a small, all-volunteer collective that publishes only two magazines per year, it sometimes takes us several months to make submissions decisions.