SPECIAL ISSUE ~ Forms
To be in any form … what is that?
Submissions for Jazz Cigarette #5 are now open until August 1, with publication in October.
For our fifth issue, we’re looking for work in various types of form poetry. Our definitions are loose. We want to see you bend old rules and make us rethink possibilities. Text & image blends are perfectly acceptable; we love diversity of shape. Maybe you’ve got a reputation as some kind of alt- post- whatever, and you’d like to diversify your audience. Maybe you tried something knew, and found your soul singing a different mode. Consider it an experiment in solicited poetics.
Send all submissions as a single attached RTF, PDF, or TIFF.
Send us 3-5 poems displaying any of the following:
Villanelle, Pantoum, Ghazal (seven stanzas to two pages), Rondeau, Visual Poetry (sculpture poetry, erasures, etc. book scratches/scribble graffito welcome), Abecedarian, Triolet, Haibun, Concrete Poetry (we caution writers against anything cutesy), Code Poetry, GIF Poetry, Cento (citing all surnames), weird Sestina, any type of Hybrid form, Asemic Writing, Tanka Sequence (no singles), Renga, and if you write us an englyn, we’ll definitely read that.
Accepted files: .RTF PDF TIFF
What we aren’t interested in this time around: Sonnet, Haiku (sorry kids, try out haibun), or Prose Poetry
NOTE: Submissions to this issue are open to anyone except contributors to the previous issue, #4. Poets included in the first three issues of Jazz Cigarette are eligible.
All Submissions Must Also Contain:
A short cover letter that denotes which of the above forms you have used. You can explain it if you want, just don’t bore us to death.
A succinct third person bio, 2-3 sentences. Please list your most recent book/chap/show/whatever. If citing previous journal appearances, please list no more than seven.
If it doesn’t follow, it isn’t read. Simple, right?
Send all submissions to subeditors [at] jazzcig.com.