Issue II: hermes (the kaleidoscope) We are looking especially for photography, visual art / visual poetry and prose pieces. In the Olympian Pantheon,…Issue II: 7 days left!
Call for prose and creative non-fiction for FVR’s second issue! Deadline soon!
Issue II: hermes (the kaleidoscope) is all about surrealism, eclecticism and being multi-faceted. Consider prose pieces linked to the subconscious, dreams and the fine lines between fantasy and reality. Or, in response to what Hermes was linked to, consider writing a personal essay linked to death and grief, transgressing boundaries, subterfuge and the feeling of being free and wild.
You can also write in response to our list of prompts (found here).
Read our submission guidelineshere.
The deadline is Friday, 21st May. We look forward to reading your work.
Call for photography and visual art for Issue II of FVR!
Issue II: hermes (the kaleidoscope) is all about surrealism, eclecticism and being multi-faceted. For photography and visual art submissions, consider how you can play with light, patterns, fragments and the themes found in our list of prompts (found here).
Photography and visual art pieces are always considered for the front cover of the issue too!
Read our submission guidelineshere.
The deadline is Friday, 21st May. We look forward to viewing your work.
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Submissions for Issue II are now open over on Free Verse Revolution: a literary magazine.
Issue II: hermes (the kaleidoscope)
In the Olympian Pantheon, Hermes is perhaps one of the most multi-faceted gods. He has been linked to guiding those of have died into the underworld, he is the messenger god, he is linked to trickery, mischief and theft, as well as being the god of shepherds and boundaries. And so, he poses a wide array of themes and subjects to explore.
This led to imagining a kaleidoscope. The ever-shifting and changing colours, shapes and patterns. I expect Issue II to be eclectic – celebrating the surreal, the abstract and illusory. I encourage you to reach beyond your comfort zone and use the idea of ‘hermes’ to inspire your work.
As always, interpret the theme as you wish. We accept poetry, prose, photography, creative non-fiction and visual art. Submissions are now open and you can find our guidelines here.
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