Elohi Gadugi Journal accepting submissions for Summer, 2012

Summer Edition debuting on July 1 — Join us

Elohi Gadugi Journal online magazine is now accepting submissions for our summer, 2012 edition until August 1, 2012. We are seeking short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, scanned or computer-generated art, sound, video, and multimedia.

In the fall of 2013, we will publish the first of a planned, annual best of Elohi Gadugi Journal in trade paperback format.

As a submitter, you will retain full copyright to your work, we ask only first publication rights for as long as the online issue is current (until the following issue comes out) and the non-exclusive option to include your piece(s) in our annual print edition.

We are publishing four quarterly online “issues”. But these issues will not be static–as we continue to update them over the course of the quarterly edition. Our issues are themed, but please take those themes as guidelines only in their broadest possible context.

Submit to: Elohi Gadugi at Submittable (Submishmash)

Summer 2012
Theme: Occupy Summer. Okay, not necessarily Occupy, as in, Occupy Wall Street. Think of it in the broadest possible way.
Deadline(s): June 15th for the initial launch. No later than August 1 for the mid-issue updates.

Autumn 2012
Theme: Becoming Indigenous. An exploration of place and belonging.
Deadline(s): September 15 for issue launch; November 1, mid-issue deadline.

Winter 2012-13
Theme: Memory and Dream. The past, the future, the interior, the exterior.
Deadline(s): December 15 for issue launch; February 1, mid-issue deadline.

Spring 2013
Theme: Root and Branch. The spring, budding new growth, renewal.
Deadline(s): March 15 for issue launch; May 1, mid-issue deadline.

What Are We Looking For?

Please read our mission statement to get an idea of what we are all about.

We are less than enthralled with the typical navel-gazing which plagues much of American literary work. We want to publish works that put our world in a larger context. We particularly encourage indigenous and multi-cultural work.

We like fiction or poetry that is speculative, historical, mythical, magical, fabulist, realist, surrealist, experimental. We like work that is bold and even edgy, but we insist on narrative. Tell us a story.

About Duane Poncy

Duane Poncy, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is publisher and co-editor of Elohi Gadugi Journal and The Habit of Rainy Nights Press. He also writes fiction, poetry, and music in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife, Patricia J. McLean. He is currently working on a trilogy of speculative fiction novels.
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