Cæsura 2017 Call:

Where is ORDER in DISORDER.  Where is DECENCY in WRECKLAMATION.  Where is the CONFLICT in RESILIENCE, the PAIN in RECOVERY.  Where is the point between FEAR and COURAGE.  Where is the meeting of TRUTH and PROPAGANDA.  Where is finding in OTHERS the REVELATION of SELF.  Where is the intersection of ASSENT and DISSENT.  What lies at the crossroads of ASCENT and DESCENT.





CŪSURA CALL: Tell or show where you are, where we are, in ascent or descent. You may submit 3 works of poetry, and you may submit 3 works of visual art. The editors will judge from blind lists. From these submissions, two unique versions of Cæsura: Ascent || Descent will be created, a print version and an online version.


OPENS: April 1, 2017.  CLOSES: July 15, 2017 for general public and July 31, 2017 for PCSJ members.


POETRY: Though we focus on poetry, flash fiction, non-fiction and short essays are welcome. To increase the number of works printed, we encourage poems of 32 lines or less (longer will be considered, but not to exceed 64 lines). With prose we encourage 320 words or less (longer will be considered, but not to exceed 650 words).  Please submit in .doc or .docx format.


VISUAL: The submission format is .jpg or .pdf, but all disciplines are welcome; ceramics, crafts, drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. If your work is accepted, we may request a high quality 300 dpi file. Note that art is sometimes printed on single pages of 6x9Ó or spreads of 12x9Õ as layout and space allows.


SUBMISSION RULES: Send your cover page and each submission as a separate attachment, in a single email to caesura@pcsj.org. For literary works, only include the title and content in the file (no name, notes, footers, etc.). Your cover page will include a biography, not exceeding 80 words, the title of each piece submitted, and contact information: your home address, phone number, and email. Please name each attachment to the following format: first and last name and title.





We reserve first-print publication rights and the right to post work for publication on our website. We accept simultaneous submissions on the condition that you notify us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.  Previously published work, in print or online, will not be considered.


All accepted poets and artists will recieve a copy of the book.



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