You are alone at the library. Faint scents of cedar and vinegar pull you from your thoughts. The motion sensor lights click off and then on again.
At your table there are three piles of books. Breath of another on your left ear; you’re frozen. They whisper: “It’s all up to you now.”
How will we create the world? This is the main question we hope to contend with here. Every person will have a different way of creating the world based on their unique experience, but the world we would like to see is one where injustices are righted and people get to tell their own stories. What stories will you tell? What world will you make?
What methods will you use to tell your story?
snippets of readings,
visual art …
Topics we are interested in: identity, worlding, futures, ugly feelings, love. Visit our prompt page if you are in need of inspiration.
Essays should be no longer than 3,000 words
Audio recordings should not exceed 20 minutes in length
Visual art should be web friendly size
Links embedded in document
We accept: Google Docs and MS Word for written content
Poetry will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but we currently receive more poetry than any other medium, so we are looking for innovations to this medium.
Our publishing schedule, generally, is every other month. Editorially we will likely spend 2-3 weeks with your piece.
Interested parties should send finished piece, link to social media/blog/website, and a short (20-100 word) personal statement on why you think you’d do well to publish with TERSE.
…to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
[queer theory] [performance studies] [fine arts] [multimodal composition] [affect]
[disability studies] [science fiction] [speculative writing] [reviews]
[cultural analysis/culture studies] [ecocriticism] [identity studies]