The Caterpillar Chronicles - Spring Issue - Call for Submissions

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The Caterpillar Chronicles

We are currently accepting submissions for the Spring issue of our literary & arts magazine, which will be published on our website in April 2011.

The deadline for these submissions is MARCH 25.

Our second issue will not be themed, so we are open to many types of submissions. However, we are looking for specific types of texts and images for each section as detailed below.

For the next issue, we have selected Andrew Abbott's painting "Killer Quaker" as a starting point for texts of fiction or poetry (please check our website to view the image). We accept submissions of poetry or short poetic fiction (~ 500 words) based on the proposed image.

We accept short stories (1500-2000 words) that begin with the following first line and continue in an appropriate tone and style. The quote selected for the next issue is:

"He went into the living room, swinging the bottle like a dinner bell, turned on the television. He came slightly unstuck in time, saw the late movie backwards, then forwards again."
(Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five)

We are happy to publish artists' portfolios on any topics. Please include an artist's statement (~500 words) and a short biography (~ 200 words) along with the images.

We are looking for critical theory texts of up to a maximum of 5.000 words that approach matters related to literature or the visual arts from an interdisciplinary perspective. Be inventive, divagate, suggest brand new topics and quote your sources properly. We accept submissions written in the MLA style (double-spaced; no footnotes, we prefer endnotes; properly formatted bibliography).

We accept short reviews (~500 words) of books, films, music albums, plays, exhibitions, etc.

Every issue, the contributors and editors of the magazine will put together a free exquisite corpse text built around the topic of the issue. We will all gain access to an online document where we will each drop a line and add to a composite text meant as an experimental exercise in collective creative writing.

We are looking for submissions of images from artists who are able to put their photographs in a fictional context. A photo-essay should normally consist of a photographic narrative accompanied by a spontaneous text inspire by the images.

We're interested in the art of letter-writing and we would love to read your letters (1500-2000 words) addressed to real or imaginary people, dead presidents, historical figures, fictional characters, inanimate objects, etc. Be as imaginative as possible and do attach photographs to your letters if you feel it adequate.

We'd love to publish your fictional auto/biographies in this section. We're interested in textual or visual auto/biographies that are preoccupied with proving their own historical accuracy, while being, in fact, fully manufactured realities.

If you want to share your videos or short films with us, do send us a YouTube or Vimeo link to your work and an artist statement or a description of your submission (~500 words). The videos will be published on our website.

Please submit your texts, images or videos to the following email address:

Also please check our website for more information: