Movable Type, an E-Magazine by 1455, is calling for submissions for its 12th edition to be published in August.
1455 exists to serve anyone who appreciates the arts and is interested in the sort of community commonly found only in academia or online book clubs. The organisation is based in Virginia, USA.
About the Movable Type E-Magazine
1455’s Movable Type, which will publish every other month, is meant to showcase personal stories by exceptional writers, provide invaluable resources, and foster solidarity. Each issue will provide a forum for a diverse array of poets, masters of prose, essayists, educators and anyone with passion for written expression.
Theme for the August Issue
As a reminder, the theme for this year’s contest was Freedom, and the guidelines requested the poems to reflect on or react to the contemporary sociopolitical and cultural environment (including but not limited to #BLM, #MeToo, COVID, etc.); every poem that made the final cut successfully explored the guidelines, but the diverse and provocative variations on these themes were extraordinary.
Just like previous years, some of the poems seemed pieced together by newspaper headlines; others invoked family histories (the kinds found in photo albums and especially the kinds kept secret or spoken about for the first time), and there were ingenious, if inevitable references to science, politics, ethnicity, anger, and shame.
How to Submit?
Each issue of Movable Type revolves around a theme, and 1455 welcomes submissions year-round. Each issue will be accompanied by a live (virtual) reading, featuring the contributors. Send your original work (poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, visual art, photography, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Issue 12 (August): Teen Poetry
- Issue 13 (October): Storytelling
- Issue 14 (December): Diversity & Beauty