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“Best Way to Kill a Snake?
2017-11-01 12:22
This week’s vintage pick, Bubi Canal’s “Chrystelle,” is as engaging as it is unusual.
2017-10-26 11:17
What are we at Anomaly excited about? It’s October, so pets dressed in Halloween costumes. But also, this avalanche of intensely amazing books.
2017-10-25 08:07
Congratulations to Anomaly’s 2017 Pushcart Prize nominees! Good luck!Poetry
2017-10-25 08:07

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Call for Submissions: Radical: Avant Garde Poets of Color Folio

DEADLINE: 30 NOVEMBER 2017

​Calling all poets of color who rebel and resist through experimentation on the page in form, typeface, lineation, distorted text, space and so many other ways. This folio is interested in poems that explore and experiment on the page — poems disrupting their readers; poems challenging their readers; and poems driven in resistance to non-QTPOC culture.

Please send up to 5 pieces, along with a brief bio, to Ysabel Y. Gonzalez at [email protected].

Call for Submissions: Egyptian Writers Folio

DEADLINE: 15 JANUARY 2017

Despite forming the second largest national identity within the Arab-American community, Egyptians tend to be wildly underrepresented in Anglophone Arab literature and art. Anomaly seeks work from Egyptian writers, as well as Arab writers who have a relationship with Egypt, for an upcoming folio dedicated to showcasing the diversity of contemporary Egyptian writing and thought.

Content need not be overtly political to be considered, but preference will be given with work that interrogates normative notions of militarism, nationalism and what constitutes Egyptian identity. Please note this folio will heavily prioritize the voices of women, femme, and non-binary folks, as well as folks who’ve been marginalized and/or underrepresented by the Egyptian state (e.g. Copts, folks of Upper Egyptian and/or Nubian heritage, etc.)

Original work in English as well as new translations, especially of contemporary Egyptian writing, will be considered. Along with a brief bio, poets should send up to five pieces, and prose writers should send up to two pieces (either short stories or personal essays to [email protected].

Call for Blog & Feature Writers

We're looking for writers who are interested in contributing in an ongoing manner to the Anomaly Blog, either by proposing a column or series, or by joining a team of staff writers who both pitch and take on assigned pieces for the blog. We are particularly interested in writers to focus on reviews, interviews, and profiles of artists and writers; and in getting pitches for columns or series that focus specifically on a particular artistic or writing community within the purview of our expanded mission. If you are interested, please send an email to Features & Reviews Editor Sarah Clark with a paragraph about what you're interested in writing about and your CV attached.

Call for Folio Proposals

Anomaly features special sections, that we call folios, in each issue, and between issues. To propose a theme or topic for an upcoming folio, please submit a brief, 500-word description, making sure to specify what genres will be included in the content of your folio, and the names of some potential contributors (you do not need to already have content selected, just a few names as examples!). 

Folios proposals are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Propose a folio here.

Anomalous Press Books

Puerto Rico en Mi Corazon

  • is a limited edition set of letterpress printed broadsides of poems by contemporary Puerto Rican poets. 100% of sales benefit Taller Salud, a feminist community health organization in San Juan. Available also in digital and book editions.

  • Pre-Order (Release: Dec, 2017)

 

Come As You Are

  • An anthology of 90s Pop Culture, edited by E. Kristin Anderson.

  • Contributors include Danez Smith, Allison Joseph, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Kenyatta JP Garcia, Chen Chen, & others.

  • Pre-Order (Release: Nov. 10, 2017)

 

Vagrants & Uncommon Visitors

  • by A. Kendra Greene

  • A lyric essay tracing the origins, impact, and significance of a bird collection turned museum on the shores of Iceland’s Lake Mývatn. 

  • Order