quiet Shorts Call for Submissions
quiet Shorts is a quarterly arts journal developed by quiet, a Seattle-based, multidisciplinary arts community dedicated to social change and personal transformation through meaningful expressions of art.
quiet Shorts is an artistic catalyst for dialogue, education, and motivation. It houses poems, essays, short stories, memoirs, reviews, lyrics, photographs, drawings, paintings and other written or visual work that would be best promoted through the page. Each edition of quiet Shorts will be available for purchase online and in print.
The ultimate goal of quiet Shorts is to take an expository look at social change and personal transformation through a specific theme. The 2010-2011 theme for quiet is enGender Bender: Exploring our social blueprints. This theme provides the chance to not only investigate the dynamics of gender in today’s society, but to also adopt the responsibility needed to challenge its inequalities.
In order to take a look at all sides of this theme, quiet Shorts seeks to explore a different aspect of the theme in each issue. Here is a brief breakdown of upcoming issues:
External – definitions of gender developed by society
o Submissions accepted until October 15th, 2010
o Published December 2010
Internal – definitions of gender developed through personal experiences
o Submissions accepted until January 31st, 2010
o Published March 2011
Reactions – the grid where societal and personal definitions collide
o Submissions accepted until April 20th, 2011
o Published June 2011
Change – next steps in the gender defining process
o Submissions accepted until July 31st, 2011
o Published September 2011
Success – stories of realized change
o Submissions accepted until October 15th, 2011
o Published December 2011
Although quiet Shorts will accept rolling submissions, pieces that fit within the above format and time structure will be given priority. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but make sure to notify quiet if work is accepted elsewhere…
(email notification to quiet’s Managing Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions reviewed by a quiet Community Panel every 6-8 weeks. Read on if you want to know the specific, nitty-gritty details…
Style and Format If you write it, we want to read it! We accept critical essays, articles, and editorials between 1,500 and 4,000 words, and we accept literature, music, film, and art reviews between 1,000 and 3,000 words. We accept poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Please indicate the genre of your piece in the body of your submission email. Note: Style procedures are modeled after The Chicago Manual of Style. Please use endnotes with full bibliographic information and no separate bibliography. If you can see it, we want to see it too! Visual art exhibits should be submitted as JPEG images. Visual art should be accompanied by a short paragraph (no more than 250 words) that describes the work. Attach the paragraph as a Microsoft Word (2003 or newer) or rich text format document. Visual art exhibits should be accompanied by individual captions that correspond to each of the images. Standard
Submission Procedures: All submissions should be sent via email to email@example.com
with "quiet Shorts Submission" written in the subject line. All work (written or visual) should be submitted by attachment. Written: Microsoft Word (2003 or newer) or rich text format documents. Visual: JPEG image.
All writing should be single-spaced. Note: If you are unable to submit your work via email, please email quiet’s Managing Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
to describe your intended submission and the obstacles preventing email submission; she will respond with further instructions. Your submission email should include the following: a) A brief bio (no more than 250 words)
b) Specification as to which section of quiet Shorts you are directing your submission (i.e., External, Internal, Reactions, Change, or Success).
c) Type of submission (poem, short story, critical essay etc.)
d) A list of the pieces you are submitting and whether (and where) they have previously been published. There is no limit to the quantity of content that you may submit at one time.
Correspondence: If quiet chooses to publish your submission, we will discuss potential editing and reformatting changes via email. If we make any changes to your submission, we will send you a final draft or proof before we publish your work. If you have particular formatting concerns and/or questions, let us know in your submission email. We will do our best to honor your requests as an artist.
Compensation: quiet Shorts is supported by quiet, a nonprofit arts community. Each accepted submission will receive a stipend based on the amount of journals sold per quarter. Specific details of payment will be provided to each artist upon submission acceptance. An average payment is $10.00 per submission.
quiet is an Associated Program of Shunpike. Shunpike is a 501(c)(3) non-profit art service organization whose mission is to strengthen the Seattle arts community by partnering with small and mid-size arts groups to develop the business tools they need to succeed. Working in close partnership with these groups, Shunpike helps solve problems quickly and impart vital skills in finance, organizational management and arts administration.