OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters Annual Call for Themed Submissions
Literary Arts as Poetry: All forms & styles

Narrative Poetry, all forms and styles.
2021 theme: “Hagiography”

50 lines maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 3 separate pieces in one document file. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format.

Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words.

To make this content eligible for an O:JA&L YouTube event and available to O:JA&L readers-in-performance, mark the Affirmative Permission/Release box on the submission form. O:JA&L encourages contributors to submit audio (MP3)or video (MP4) files in this category. Recordings should be one to three minutes in length. Submitters of audio or video should include a text-only transcript of the work as part of the cover letter.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere.

To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Narrative Poetry, all forms and styles.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.          Submissions close June 30.


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