One week left to submit to our Old Things issue! Read our call for submissions and additional guidelines here.
Here’s our official call:
For this issue, we are looking for things that are old.
Serve up your old tales, emblems, and creatures. Give us old words and customs, ancient stories passed down by word of mouth. We like places that have been forgotten, abandoned things now uncovered. The reunion of old friends, the return of old rivals.
Share something unremembered, or no longer made.
Send us your ancient, your aged, your superannuated. Send us things that bear the marks of time, and those that have survived the ages without change. Send us your worn things, the vintage, the golden, the ancestral…even the primeval.
The submission period for our old things issue is January 1 to March 31, 2013. Issue 2: Old Things will have a release date of early summer 2013.
We’re also pleased to say that we’ve cut down on our average response times during this reading period. The vast majority of submissions have been responded to within 4-5 weeks. If a submission is still out with us, it means we’re still deliberating and considering.
We’ve received a lot of strong pieces so far with terrific takes on the theme. (Extinct languages, folktales-so-old-they’ve-been-forgotten, old feelings, to name just a few.) We would love to read more: Issue #2: Old Things.