29 May 2011

Call for Submissions: phati'tude Literary Magazine's Summer 1960s Special

Post date: 29 May 2011
Deadline: 27 June 2011

JFK, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” The Beatles, LBJ, Vietnam, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” The Beat Generation, The Pill, Bob Dylan, Black Mountain Poets, Afros, The Doors, Feminism, Goldwater, 007, LSD, Black Arts Movement, Civil Rights, Jefferson Airplane, Cesar Chavez, Apollo 11, Stonewall Riots, SDS, Mary Quant, Peace Corp, “McHale’s Navy,” Andy Warhol, “Silent Spring,” MLK, The Rolling Stones, Malcolm X, Marlon Brando, Roberto Clemente, Walt Disney, The Four Seasons, Johnny Cash, the Bikini, Sly & the Family Stone, “Easy Rider,” Alfred Hitchcock, Marilyn Monroe, Woodstock Festival, RFK, “The Graduate” Anti-War Movement, Joe Namath, The Supremes, Go-Go boots, “Laugh-In,” Joan Baez, The Beach Boys, “Mary Poppins” Black Panthers, Gloria Steinem, Umbra, VW, Janis Jolin, Bell Bottoms, Muhammad Ali, San Francisco Poetry Renaissance, Motown, Twiggy, Last Poets, East Village, Jimi Hendrix, Haight Ashbury, Bay of Pigs.

A defining chapter in America’s past, the 1960s shaped a generation and sculpted a political and social landscape that can still be seen today. The story of the 1960s is illuminated with images of freedom protests, atom bombs, flower power, assassinations, a nation divided by war compounded by revolutionary ways of thinking and real change in the cultural fabric of American life.

phati’tude Literary Magazine’s SUMMER 1960S SPECIAL takes a look at the 1960s through the lens of today’s art, culture and politics. We want writers to share their stories from the 1960s or how they equate to contemporary experiences. We seek essays that explore connections between then and now, such as pop culture, literature, politics and social justice. We’re also interested in dynamic poetry that reflects those values as well as position papers and book reviews.

Please read and follow our “Standard Submission Guidelines” process as set forth below and become a part of another groundbreaking phati’tude issue!

Standard Submission Guidelines

phati’tude Literary Magazine was founded in 1997 and is published by The Intercultural Alliance of Artists and Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a NY-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

PLM is an attractive quarterly that publishes poetry, fiction and essays written by both emerging and established writers of diverse origins whose works exhibit social, political and cultural awareness. PLM is looking for the best works that can capture the imagination of our readers and the writing community that we support and admire.

What We’re All About

We’re open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry. Work doesn’t always have to be serious, humor is welcome (it’s good to know we can laugh at ourselves, or that we don’t always take others’ stupidity seriously). We’re especially interested in, though not exclusively devoted to, writers of Native American, African, Hispanic/Latino and Asian descent. We’re also interested in profile pieces and interviews on poets and writers, and book reviews.

PLM is guest-edited once a year by a different writer of prominence, usually one whose work was previously published in the magazine. Our guest-editor policy was designed to introduce readers to different literary circles and tastes, and to offer a fuller representation of the range and diversity of contemporary letters than would be possible under a single editorship. Guest editors are invited to solicit up to half of their issues, with the other half selected from unsolicited manuscripts screened for them by staff editors. Send queries to editor[at]phatitude.org.

How to Submit Your Work

We usually announce specific themes for issues, but we do not restrict all submissions to thematic topics. Submit your work at any time; if a manuscript is not timely for one issue, it may be considered for another issue. If your work is accepted, we will email you an acceptance letter, along with a contract and galley proof. Disregarding the guidelines can result in rejection – even before it has been read, so, be sure to read and follow all of the guidelines for the best chance at publication.

Status of Work. Previously published work is OK as long as indicated; we do not accept simultaneous submissions.

Cover Letter. All submissions require a cover letter that includes biographical background, philosophy and/or poetic principles. Why? We want to know about you! We also use select quotes in “poets with phati’tude.

Bio: All submissions requires a bio for our Contributors’ section. Please review our Contributors’ guidelines for submitting bios. This seems to be our weakest link in the chain so we hope the Contributors’ guidelines will help.

Manuscript. When submitting your work, please include in your double-spaced manuscript your full name, address and telephone number and/or email address on each page, with page numbering and “cont’d” or “end” noted where applicable. Poems should be submitted in final form the way you want them to appear typeset.

While most literary journals do not accept email submissions, we do. (As of June 1, 2011, we will no longer accept submissions via snail mail.) Your cover letter should be included in the body of your email, and your work sent as an attachment(s) as a .doc, .rtf or .docx document. Send email submissions to: editor[at]phatitude.org.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: editor[at]phatitude.org

For submissions: editor[at]phatitude.org

Website: http://phatitude.org
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