As we move toward the reality of Donald Trump’s pending presidency, artists are responding. Rock & Sling wants to produce a cross-section of that work, to be released at AWP in DC, two weeks after the Inauguration.
We are looking for any kind of artistic reaction to the election and the weeks that have followed. Photo-documentary, essay, allegory, graphic shorts, fiction, satire, poems, visual art: we want it. What are your fears or frustrations? Your hopes or hesitations? We want to hear from the whole spectrum, all of the kinds of reactions we see. We want to hear from undocumented artists and from Christians, from Muslims and artists of color, and from conscientious conservatives.
Rock & Sling is a journal of witness. We believe that the power of witness, of truth-telling, is a good human act and a good human outcome, enabling the reader to enter the life of another self and thus to grow in empathy, compassion, and understanding.
Prose: 1500 words or less (includes, fiction, all cnf, satire, allegory, commentary)
Poetry: No more than 3 poems
Art: No more than two pieces, or query
Submit work at https://rockandsling.submittable.com/submit
Contributors will receive a copy of the publication as payment for their work.
During this time, we will be closed to regular submissions, which will reopen in the spring.
Submission deadline, Dec. 18 at midnight (Sunday night).