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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Call for Atheist Poetry

Via Friendly Atheist and Incarnate Muse Press.

Incarnate Muse Press is currently accepting submissions for two poetry anthologies forthcoming in 2008. Incarnate Muse Press is seeking poems for its second atheist poetry anthology.

Confront, question, or deny the god of your youth, the sacred text of your culture. Express your disbelief, disapproval, doubt, or dismay. Looking for honest, thought-provoking poetry daring to speak against the social norm of belief and/or attempting to take the stigma from nonbelief. Interested in nontheism expressed positively rather than solely in opposition to theism.

Avoid gratuitous vulgarity and unfocused anger. We feel that atheism is often defined too narrowly and inaccurately. A theos means without god(s). If there is no god you believe in, if you are not a theist, you are, by literal definition, an atheist. These categories fit anthology also: humanist, freethought, agnostic, biblical revisionist, sacrilegious …

Up to 6 poems, SASE. Please write atheist in your cover letter or email subject title. Pays copies. Deadline: July 30, 2008. Need ideas? Send SASE for suggestions.

Incarnate Muse Press is seeking poems from adult survivors of childhood emotional and/or psychological abuse. We are looking for poems of high literary quality rather than poems that are simply cathartic.

We are not wanting to see poems about physical or sexual abuse, but about the other abuse, the one that can be much harder to recognize. Parental bullying, neglect, disinterest, mental illness, personality disorders, etc., interest us. Possible topics: loneliness, self-blame, confusion, deep feelings of worthlessness, anger, recognition, acceptance, healing, forgiveness, distance, the impact on your adult relationships, etc.

Up to 6 poems, SASE. Please write abuse in your cover letter or email subject title. Pays copies. Deadline: June 15, 2008.

Addresses for submissions:
Incarnate Muse
℅ Michelle Rhea
PO BOX 5756

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Anonymous Janine said...

So, are you going to ask Cuttlefish for submissions?

February 27, 2008 8:37 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Say what? Who's Cuttlefish? *Homework haze*

I'm submitting something.

February 28, 2008 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have not seen the works of Cuttlefish over at Pharyngula. His posts are in rhyme. But I will shut up now. I do need want to disturb you while you are busy.

February 28, 2008 11:18 PM  
Anonymous Janine said...

Sorry. I did not mean to be anonymous.

February 28, 2008 11:19 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Oh, that guy. Yes, he should submit something. We need humor - I'm afraid of "message" poetry and this could turn out to be the same.

Don't apologize - please keep commenting - I'm just scatterbrained right now.

February 29, 2008 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Herman Krieger said...

For a couple of poems related to the "Churches ad hoc" web site, see:

November 14, 2009 5:14 PM  

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