Monday, 2 February 2009

make/shift 6

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: make/shift no. 6

Make/shift—a magazine creating, documenting, and engaging with contemporary feminist culture and activism—is seeking submissions for its sixth issue (fall/winter 2009/10).

Issue 5, due out in March, will feature the art of Celeste Rapone; thoughts on queering geography, starting in Detroit; creative nonfiction by Jen Benka, brownfemipower, and Rachel Burgess; an intimate dialogue by a couple of self-identified "queer fat femme bitches"; and "What You Started: Letters to Black Feminist Ancestors," with letters curated by Alexis Pauline Gumbs from Moya Bailey, Lisa C. Moore, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons. As always, there will be new columns by Erin Aubry Kaplan, Nomy Lamm, and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore; extensive book, film, and event reviews; and much, much more.

For Issue 6, we are seeking

--investigative journalism
--critical essays
--personal essays
--profiles of feminist activists, artists, projects, and thinkers
--fiction and poetry
--art and photography
--book, maga/zine, film, art, and event reviews
--hybrid pieces

We are also seeking content for the following regular make/shift features:

--Everyday Actions: scenes of feminist action in everyday life (100 to 400 words; theme TBA)
--Documents: documents of feminist discourse in progress (doodle-covered meeting minutes, e-mail exchanges, and the like)
--Make/Plans: listings for our international calendar of upcoming events (submit info for events occurring between September 2009 and March 2010)
--Participate: listings for our community bulletin board (calls for submissions, invitations to participate in community projects, and the like)

Make/shift pays $.02/word plus two copies.

Send pitches or full-draft submissions to Please submit no more than three poems or two pieces of prose at a time. Feel free to pitch multiple ideas at once. We accept pitches and submissions on a rolling basis, but priority for Issue 6 will be given to those received by March 1, 2009.


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