Syntax & Salt Magazine is thrilled to announce that it will publish its first poetry feature issue, Future Myths in December 2018, with special guest editors and contributing staff members, Elizabeth Archer and D.A. Gray.
Elizabeth Archer had it made as a National Merit Scholar, but sadly her only ambition was to write. After editing her high school literary magazine, she was doomed to pursue an English degree. She has published over seventy stories and poems, and made enough money to buy some beautiful yarn to knit a shawl. She is currently trying to put together a decent chapbook, and reading slush for several magazines. As Eliza Archer, she frequently lurks around the writing website, Scribophile. Elizabeth lives in Texas, where she collects cats and tries to save Chihuahuas from kill shelters.
D.A. Gray’s poetry collection, Contested Terrain, was just released by FutureCycle Press. Gray is the author of one previous collection, Overwatch, Grey Sparrow Press, 2011. His work has appeared in The Sewanee Review, Appalachian Heritage, Syntax & Salt, The Good Men Project, O’Dark Thirty, and War, Literature and the Arts among many other journals. Gray holds an MFA from The Sewanee School of Letters and an MS in Liberal Studies from Texas A&M-Central Texas. A retired soldier and veteran, the author writes and lives in Central Texas with his wife, Gwendolyn.
What We’re Looking for:
As with the short fiction we publish, we are looking for strong story that stretches the imagination. Tight lines and crisp language, vivid images and action, stories that take place at the intersection of myth, traditional tales, history, strong personae and look into the future. We are partial to lines that look at the world outside the window and imagine new ways to describe it, and new ways to address it without becoming didactic. We’ve included a few titles below to give you a sense of the pieces we treasure, and perhaps to inspire you to writing. Our theme for this issue will be ‘Future Myths.’
- Traci Brimhall ‘Our Bodies Break Light’
- Arthur Rimbaud ‘The Drunken Boat’
- Audre Lorde ‘A Woman Speaks’
- Anna Akhmatova ‘Lot’s Wife’
- Amal El-Mohtar ‘The Maenad to Her Artist Friend’
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