Above the Clouds

ISSUE 01: "WINGS"

(10.15.21-01.01.21)

SUBMISSION GRINDER

VERBAL PROMPT

cream - heteroglossia - mache - paper cranes - / origami - gossamer - shimmering sepia - / dionysus - fizzy champagne - bubbles - / purity - innocence - altar - prayer - / soul strings - inspire - aspire - deviations - flight - / wright brothers - kitty hawk - dusty engine - / translucent - iridescent - iridocyclitis - metamorphosis - / growth - rebirth - transpiration - asphyxiation - / waterlogged - thighs / throat - trachea - / helium - balloon boy - carnivalean - / sculpture - icarus - ochre sky - sun - / fireball - negative tropism - saccharine - / surrealism - deities - ichor & ambrosia - / inhale - exhale - goddess of the nymphs - / saturated - brow / bruised - bone - / fairytale - strapped wings on your daughter's back - latex - / nymph - selkie - merlin - fly - / returning - home - /

EXPEDITED CORNER

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  • $5 for a 3-5 day response AND personalized specific + general commentary from two readers

  • email expedited submissions to gossamerlit [at] gmail [dot] com with proof of your purchase. thank you!

all funds contribute to purchasing a personalized web domain and revamping our home for your works. no funds will be used for personal purposes. we thank you for your support of up-and-coming gossamer lit!

GENERAL GUIDELINES

gossamer lit welcomes all poetry, prose, art, & any other creative medium related to each issue's particular theme, however you'd like to interpret it. please provide trigger warnings as needed and keep in mind that we are a student-run magazine. unfortunately, we are a non-paying market at this time. 

we provide personalized general commentary for all submissions. our response time is currently one month, although sometimes sooner. 

submissions must not have been previously published elsewhere. simultaneous submissions are encouraged, on the basis that they are withdrawn promptly at gossamerlit [at] gmail [dot] com upon acceptance. we reserve First Serial Rights to every piece we publish, which will revert back to the author after publication. we request that the author credits gossamer lit as the publication in which the piece was first published.

contributors may submit as many times as they'd like per reading period. if you are accepted, we're so honored to be a home for your work—please wait one full issue before submitting again!

please do not send regular submissions to gossamerlit [at] gmail [dot] com. they will be disregarded.

CATEGORIES

  • POETRY: 1-3 poems, max 100 lines OR

  • PROSE: 1-2 per submission, max 2000 words

  • ART: 1 per submission

  • OTHER: 1 per submission

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE:

  • in English

  • black-and-white

  • Times New Roman, 12-pt font, double-spaced

  • pdf or google doc format only

  • titled [CATEGORY] - [Title] - [Name]