A Plate of Pandemic: Creativity in a Time of Crisis


Type Of Organization
Online
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
This online magazine's purpose is to offer, on a quarterly basis, a selection of fine writing and art that responds to this difficult time in particular, and perhaps, more generally, to all difficult times.  We are interested in publishing literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork (of any photographable genre) that register such responses. The magazine's mission is to contextualize creative endeavor within the moment, which happens to be a time of crisis.  Right now artists are making art that wouldn’t have been possible during a pre-pandemic time, simply because the conditions of life have so suddenly and dramatically shifted. My hope, and the mission of A Plate of Pandemic, is to serve up some of this impressive work to a readership hungry and in need of sustenance. We are using images of antique dinner plates as website portals to the showcased works. The images on the plates provide a meta-commentary on the works featured.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter and Facebook, pending
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Selma Moss-Ward
Contact Title
Editor, founder
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Representative Authors
Margaret D. Stetz, Lesley Heiser, Jessie Davidson
Submissions Policy
A Plate of Pandemic accepts unsolicited submissions of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and art (open genres) throughout the year for online publication. Written submissions should be no longer than about 3500 words, doubled-spaced, in 12-point font. The writer’s contact information and word count should appear, single-spaced, in the upper left corner, in 10-point font. Submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are also acceptable if we are notified immediately should the manuscript be accepted for publication elsewhere
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Varies
Reporting Time
2 - 4 weeks
Author Payments
none
Number Of Unpaid Staff
2
Year Founded
2021
Number Of Issues Per Year
4
Ads?
no
Average Page Views Per Month
TBD
Average Unique Visitors Per Month
TBD
Publish Print Anthology?
no
Fiction
25%
Nonfiction
25%
Poetry
25%
Art
25%
Name
Selma Moss-Ward
Title
Editor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
Self-appointed.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
One literary editor, one technical editor.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Brevity is the soul of wit.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
I read them.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Original thinking and beautiful execution within the boundaries of our guidelines.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read the submission guidelines.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
A literate, thoughtful, open-minded person.

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