full name / name of organization:
Big Tex[t], an on-line journal, is accepting ongoing submissions of:
. Literary Criticism
. Creative Nonfiction
. Visual Art
. Audio/Spoken Word
While Big Tex[t] is not a regional publication, our editorial stance is
derived from our connection to the cultural and geographic shatterbelt
the complex mingling of races, ethnicities, cultures, and environments
that we observe each day.
Sixty-some years ago, folklorist J. Frank Dobie looked forward to a
day when the mesquite tree had as much poetic resonance as the English
Big Tex[t] we celebrate not just the humble Texas mesquite, but all
landscapes, all poetics. We encourage artists to locate themselves, to
look at their
lives and that portion of the world which they know, and to write it.
it is too often that different styles and genres then retreat into the
of their own back yards, unexposed to any but those already familiar.
a place for the intermixing of regions, where Northeast and Southwest,
and coastlines somehow connect. This is a place where High Culture and
Brow stand side by side. This is a place where unlikely friendships can
This is a place where back yards meet.
Please submit 3-7 poems or up to 7000 words of prose as .rtf
Visual art should be in .jpg format, Audio/Spoken Word in .mp3.
All submissions should be sent to:
Full submission guidelines can be found at :
From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
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or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
Received on Sat Jan 21 2006 - 14:15:13 EST