Now accepting submissions for Volume 5!
Urban and Not
Cities have long been hotbeds for artistic communities, and the subjects of many of those artists’ and writers’ works. Paris in the 1920s, San Francisco in the 50s, New York…always? Urban areas are often the inspiration for, and cultivators of, great (and even not-so-great) art.
But rural, even wild places, also inspire huge amounts of writing, painting, film, and music. There’s something about being the only person for miles around that inspires something creative in us.
What is it about urban and not-urban places that makes people want to make art? What draws artists to a certain place? How does suburbia fit in, besides as a punching bag? What place makes you feel the most creative?
For Volume 5 of the Quarterlife Quarterly, we’re trying something new – a volume on the theme of “Urban and Not”. We will accept submissions in any genre that address this theme in any way, directly or indirectly. The only guideline is that they should give us some kind of insight into the kinds of places where people live, and how they affect us.
The Quarterly will accept work in any format that can be posted online: fiction and nonfiction writing, video and other audiovisual projects, poetry, music, photo essays, graphic novels and comics, screen plays, collages. We only ask that submissions be of reasonable length – no novels please.
You certainly do not need to be of the Quarterlife age to submit, but your submission should in some way engage with the subject.
The nitty gritty:
Please send your questions or submission to:
The deadline for submissions to Volume 5 is Monday, February 18.
You are responsible for securing any and all necessary rights or legal clearances.
We look forward to hearing from you!