Issue 35, Final Fringe

Tagged: Fringe Theme Issue

Remnants Submission Deadline Extended

by Fringe Magazine, Fringe Magazine 01.20.2012

Fringe has extended the deadline for submissions to the REMNANTS theme issue. Check out the original call, and send us something wonderful.

The new deadline for Visual Art is February 15, 2012. The new deadline for all literary genres is March 15, 2012.

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Our 2012 Theme Issue: Remnants

by Fringe Magazine, Fringe Magazine 10.13.2011

Fringe seeks submissions for its sixth-anniversary theme issue: REMNANTS.

Remnants are fragments, scraps, traces of what came before. Remnants are the slivers of soap left in the dish and mashed into a ball. They’re Sappho’s poems, incomplete, but evocative; the crumbling, Gilded Age mansions of Detroit, vestiges of better times; the still-burning bits of rig from the Deepwater Horizon spill; the vacation train ticket found stashed in your wallet, half a decade later; and the love letters scattered by the Joplin tornado. Remnants—the remainders of our lives—speak to the whole that has vanished.

As always, we invite you submit work that engages the theme topically and/or formally.

Submissions for art close February 15, 2012. All other submissions close March 15, 2012. Please follow our guidelines, and add “Remnants” to your subject line.

Here are some Remnant-themed possibilities to get your mind going:

From the Fever-World, by Jehanne Dubrow
Y: The Last Man, by Brian Vaughn and Pia Guerra
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood
The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
Found Magazine
Blood Dazzler, by Patricia Smith

Fringe Magazine was founded in 2005 by an all-women group of editors dedicated to political and experimental literature. The quarterly online journal has published work by more than 120 writers and artists since its first issue in February... more »

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Our 2011 Theme Issue: MAPS

by Fringe Magazine, Fringe Magazine 09.06.2010

Fringe seeks submissions for its fifth anniversary theme issue: MAPS.

Like the best writing, maps show us the world and also tell us about it. On a literal level, they tell us where we’re coming from, show us what we’re headed toward, and in the modern age, lay out the most efficient route to get us where we’re going. They can reveal far more than geographical truth — take Charles Joseph Minard’s map of Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow, which uses geography, temperature, time, and army size to tell the story, or the Beehive Collective’s graphic representing colonialism in the Andes, or our map of the human genome. Maps can be literal (atlases, highway maps, directions one stranger draws for another), virtual (Google Maps, GPS, tag clouds), and political (urban food deserts, “unspecified locations,” geographical privilege, red-state-blue-state maps). And of course, maps delineate the areas about which we know nothing, the spaces in which imagination has free reign—Here there be dragons.

Submissions close January 5, 2011. Please follow our guidelines, and add “Maps” to your subject line.

Some sites to get you thinking about the possibilities for this theme:

Denis Wood, cartographer
Info Aesthetics, “Where form follows data”
Edward Tufte, theorist of information design
Radical Cartography
Counter Cartographies Collective
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