Call for Submissions: Let it Break [closed]

Call for Submissions: Let it Break [closed]

For issue 16, the editors invite you think beyond, around, above, and deeper into the recent political event consuming the world's attention: the current American administration. We welcome your poems of empathy, of rage, of resistance, of deep caring for yourselves and your communities. What's happening in the United States holds immense ramifications for people all over the world, regardless of citizenship. We need only look to Quebec to see what havoc it can wreak here and elsewhere. So go ahead: use your poetic might to reflect on this moment of history, of herstory, of theirstory and everystory, of struggle and liberation. Show us what this moment means, and what we could become.


Deadline is closed. We will have a new call for submissions later this Summer.


Guest edited by Jillian Christmas and Christina Cooke.

Jillian Christmas was born and raised in Markham, Ontario. She currently lives on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam people (Vancouver, BC.), where she serves as Artistic Director of Versəs Festival of Words. Jillian is an enthusiastic organizer and activist in the Canadian arts community, her focus being to increase anti-oppression initiatives in spoken word. She has participated in, developed and executed programs in partnership with Toronto Poetry Project, Wordplay, Brendan McLeod's Travelling Slam, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Opera, and the CULTCH Mentorship, and facilitated spoken word workshops for youth and adults across the country.

Born in Jamaica, Christina Cooke is a fiction and poetry writer currently based in Canada. Her work has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, Epiphany: A Literary Journal, and Poetry Is Dead, among others. She is a former member of the editorial collective for Room Magazine, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.