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November 19, 2016 / thomcaraway

Special issue: Call for Submissions

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.

Submissions guidelines

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

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).


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  1. Joanne C. Wasserman / Nov 21 2016 11:15 am

    Dear Mr. Tuttle,

    I have read your letter to Thomas Lifson at The American Thinker, who placed it into his 21 November blog article. I am a professional artist who has many paintings about the creativity of our nation due to the democratic republic that was born though the United States Constitution. Thank you for planning to publish an issue of Rock and Sling dedicated to lasting constitutional and conservative principles. I am submitting for your consideration, three original works of calligraphy painting: “Constitution of the United States,” “Library,” and “Quotations.”

    With appreciation,

    Joanne Wasserman

  2. JP / Nov 22 2016 2:52 am

    What is the submission deadline?

  3. samiller1029 / Nov 22 2016 4:28 am

    Are reprints acceptable or only unpublished work?

  4. Babo Kamel / Dec 9 2016 11:18 am

    Please withdraw my poem “What began with Chagall,”fro my recent submission as it has just been accepted for publication.

    Babo Kamel

    • thomcaraway / Dec 9 2016 12:14 pm

      You can withdraw the poem using Submittable (I can’t actually withdraw it for you, but I’ve attached a note to let the readers know). Congrats on getting it published!


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