Deadline Saturday!

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The deadline for our Spring Edition is April 15th, 2017 (by 11:59pm)!!! Don’t forget to submit all of your poems, short stories, short shorts, artwork, etc. our way!

The submission guidelines are here.

The submission do-s and don’t-s are here.

Above all else, don’t forget to have fun!

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Submission Do-s & Don’t-s

We’re very excited at the amount of submissions we’ve received thus far! If you are still interested in submitting to our Spring Edition of Fiant Verbas: Integrate, then look over the guidelines; click here. The deadline is April 15th, 2017.

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Here are some things we’ve noticed about informal submissions so far. We want to respond to everyone, and do so as politely and promptly as possible, but there are some things us artists and writers need to remember. Especially when submitting our work to reputable and distinguished publications, there are some do-s and don’t-s to keep in mind.

DO

  • Send us an email including the specific work/s you wish to submit.
  • Include your name.
  • Be business-like; use pleasantries; use correct grammar.
  • Be patient; we will send you an email right away to let you know we have received your work. However, all authors/artists will be notified of their submission acceptance or rejection at the same time, about a week’s time after the deadline.

DON’T

  • Send us a link to your website and ask us to pick something.
  • Send us a link to your website and ask if you should “bother” submitting; have some confidence in your work.
  • Ask for revision pointers. It should be understood that you have edited your work before submitting. We will give you advice if your work has been accepted.
  •  Be rude; we won’t respond to you if you’re rude.
  • Be discouraged! If your work is not accepted, keep working! Just because your creations aren’t right for us (or the specific edition you’ve submitted to), doesn’t mean they won’t be great elsewhere!

There are many wonderful websites and resources for “how to” submit your work. An example is this article on The Review Review: “What Editors Want…

Montano’s “14 Years of Living Art”

To extend the theme from yesterday’s posts, integration of art into life is becoming increasingly popular among performance artists and young individuals. Here’s half of an amazing project by Linda Montano called Fourteen Years of Living Art. The results are recorded on an extension of her main website: here.

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“7 YEARS OF LIVING ART is a time-based, endurance/performance which focuses the mind in a directed way so that art becomes a vehicle for meditation. Wearing one color of clothing each year that corresponds to the color of a specific Chakra (Hindu energy system), I was able to stay attentive to my intention. That is, to train the mind not to wander, shop around, or buy into the millions of distractions that impinge minute-to-minute.”

If you haven’t already, make sure to submit to our Spring Edition of Fiant Verbas. The deadline is April 15th. We are a literary and artistic journal, dedicated to displaying new work throughout the United States and abroad.

Beth Cavener, Spirit Animals

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Beth Cavener‘s sculpture, “Forgiveness”

Artists often integrate their work into their life. This can range in extremity, as Maria Abromavic seeks to do in her meditations and performance art; her work requires incredible preparation and strength of will. Others seek to integrate their life lessons and spirituality into their work. Beth Cavener believes that within each of us, there resides animal instincts and primitive roots.

How do you integrate life and art? Show us by submitting to our Spring Edition of Fiant Verbas.

Reminder: Submissions Now being Accepted

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We are now accepting submissions for the Spring 2017 Edition: the theme is Integrate.

Integration can encompass a wide variety of things. It can relate to social, racial, or religious movements. It can explain a combination of forms: artistic, for example. It is not without tension, without movement, and is a tool that carries its weight in history. The Oxford English Dictionaries defines the term loosely as “Combine (one thing) with another to form a whole.”

The deadline for submission is April 15th, 2017.

Guidelines:

  • We accept submissions of various genres including (but not limited to): poetry, fiction, non-fiction (reviews, politics, op-ed), theater, audio/visual, photography, and painting.
  • No submission may exceed 10 pages in length.
  • Poets: please submit no more than five poems at a time.
  • Excerpts from bigger pieces are accepted.
  • If you wish to submit something, but are unsure of how to (such as dance, performance, etc.), contact us!
  • No fee for submission at this time.
  • Send all work via email to maggiehellwig@gmail.com