Broadsided Press publishes monthly, original, high-quality collaborations between writers and visual artists as letter-size posters. Writing is selected through an open submission process, artists allied with the press create visual responses, then the two are brought together as a single sheet broadside. These broadsides are distributed, free of charge, as pdfs on our website, for anyone to download and print. Volunteers called “vectors” post them in public spaces within their own communities.
Broadsided uses technology to revitalize an age-old art form, encourages spirited grassroots public-arts activism, and creates new spaces in our communities for literature and art.
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fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Strong, short, literary poetry and prose suitable for both general readers and the discerning.
Robert Wrigley, Robin Ekiss, Mary Jo Bang
Broadsided Press has an open submission policy. We seek poetry and prose that is evocative, riveting, and not too esoteric. Broadsides are out on the streets, and we hope that they compel all kinds of people to stop, read, and consider. We want them to draw in readers, not push them away. That said, we want smart, difficult work. Work that challenges and speaks strongly.
The nature of the Broadside is a bit different than traditional print, so if your poem/story has been published elsewhere in a journal, we are still happy to consider it. Just let us know who we should credit. Broadsided maintains rights, upon publication, to re-use publish work online and in print related to the press. Broadsided asks to be credited as a publisher of the work in future publications by the author/artist.
Simultaneous submissions accepted
4 - 6 weeks
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Anyone with a computer and printer (Vectors).
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