Dear Poets and Writers,
SR will not be accepting submissions this fall for poetry, lyric essay or beyond category. We are putting out a special double issue on the Lyric Essay edited by John D'Agata this fall which will be our combined fall & spring issue. Our first issue beyond that will be Fall 2015. We will be reading mss. only in March and April of 2015. We will begin reading regularly again in September of '15.
*Seneca Review accepts submissions between September 1 and May 1
*Manuscripts received by mail during the summer will be returned.
*Recommended submission: 3-5 poems or essays up to 20 pages
*One submission per reading period
*No multiple submissions
*We do not publish fiction
*Editors respond within 12 weeks
*Accepted authors receive two complimentary copies of their issue and a two-year subscription to Seneca Review
*Copyright is held by Hobart and William Smith Colleges until publication, at which time rights revert to the author.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
Ends on 5/1/2015
In 1997, in the pages of Seneca Review, Deborah Tall and John D’Agata put words and a name to a self-creating form of thinking, a form that blurred the borders between poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The phenomenon of the lyric essay drew its inspiration largely from the latitude and freedoms of poetry. Since then, the borders between genres of writing and between the arts themselves have become increasingly less distinct. Poets use cameras and bullhorns. Painters use letterpresses and exacto knives. Musicians use Flash and the sides of buildings. Essayists use microphones, algorithm programming, and viral videos. The results are made things/experiences that in many cases can’t be represented on the page alone.
We're looking for work that goes:
Beyond the lyric essay. Beyond the prose poem. Beyond just words.
Beyond just images. Beyond category.
SR is now accepting submissions for its Beyond Category Special Issue. The issue will be a print-and-online cyborg, featuring a perfect-bound portion of the issue complemented by an online, digital portion. The hybrid format allows for a broad range of digital and analog projects.
What we like: experimental typography, splicings, documentary poetics, visual-textual hybrids, multimedia essays, collage, live coding, new media, old media with new applications, audio, video, bio-art, book arts, etc.
Who we like: Susan Howe, Jen Bervin, Mary Ruefle, Anne Carson, Amaranth Borsuk & Brad Bouse, Vito Acconci, Shelley Jackson, Ben Van Dyke, Jenny Holzer, Caroline Bergvall, John Cayley, and so forth.
When we'd like it: Anytime before but probably not after Oct. 31, 2013. Sooner is better.Seneca Review announces an issue slated for January 2014 that focuses on such work that is Beyond Category. The issue will have print and online dimensions. Submission deadline: October 31, 2013.