Colliding Lines are looking for submissions for our next anthology(s) of graphic poetic experiments.
Here’s how it works: writers submit text, and typographic artists re-imagine these texts visually. In this process, a new piece of shared authorship is formed – its new meaning created collaboratively between text and design.
We are looking for submissions centred around one of two themes: “EMBODY” or “INHABIT”. The themes are for two distinct publications, however if your poem happens to be about both subjects – that’s also fine!
- EMBODY: experiences of being in a physical body. a body that moves, senses, breathes, fucks, aches, flies or fights, takes up space (or tries not to)…
- INHABIT: the experiences of being in a physical space. buildings that stand, fall, decay, that shelter and house, that enclose, entrap, that forbid us entry or welcome us home…
Submissions should be text only, and no more than 30 lines. If it’s previously published, we don’t mind if you don’t. The resulting collaboration will be a new, alternative interpretation created solely for this anthology. There is no publishing fee, but selected poets will receive an artists copy.
At this time we can accept applicants from the UK / EU only.
You can apply here.
Successful applicants will be contacted later in the year with more information.
If you are a designer wishing to be involved in the project please email firstname.lastname@example.org
November 6th 2022
UK / EU
image: Angharad Hengyu Owen