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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: Generations Literary Journal

bjanepr GENERATIONS LITERARY JOURNAL is a perfect bound journal comprised of solicited work and submissions. We encourage, and welcome, submissions of poetry, short fiction, personal narrative, and artwork from writers and artists who represent all generations.

Each issue is themed and we favor work that speaks to the theme without being preachy or overly obvious.

Our reading period for issue 4 is now open! The last day to submit for issue 4 is May 15, 2012.

ISSUE 4 THEME: Rites of Passage

In issue four, we hope to explore the many ways in which a rite of passage shows up in modern society, and how it brings with it, a story from the past. The celebration of milestones, movement, and progress will be the focus of this edition. Whether it’s a ritual based on coming of age, or a ceremonial event, we want to discuss and discover. We want to know how you keep tradition, or how you disrupt and redefine it.

Submit your poems, stories, and art selections that dig deep into the rituals, the ceremonies, the traditions, and the moments that demonstrate or define your culture, your family, and your generation. Send us ideas and images that break tradition, go against rituals, and redefine your generation. We want it all!

We want work that uses language in fresh ways and images that speak to the importance of forward movement and the passage of time. Yes! Think of learning to ride a bike, getting your driver’s license, graduations, baptisms, weddings, fraternities, sororities, Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceañeras, Sweet Sixteens, becoming a parent, a grandparent, turning 21, 40, 65, 100. Think of pilgrimages, spirit walks, vision quests, births, funerals, firsts, lasts, and all the living that happens in between. These are the stories that we want to hear.

We welcome varied views, but frown upon racial slurs, hate messages, or any disparaging and slanderous rhetoric. Your message should come across without being didactic or preachy. Keep it creative and unique.

We are eagerly awaiting your submissions.

DEADLINE to submit for issue 4 is May 15, 2012.