Cæsura 2018 CALL:





Cæsura 2018: This year’s theme is TO BE DETERMINED. 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 your work might be selected for one of the two unique versions of Cæsura 2018: a print version and an online version.


CALL OPENS: April 1, 2018.


CALL CLOSES: July 1, 2018 for General Public. July 15, 2018 for PCSJ Members.


POETRY: We focus on poetry, but flash fiction, and creative non-fiction are welcome. To increase the number of works printed, we are partial to poems of 32 lines or fewer, but make exceptions for longer poems that are too good to pass up. We prefer prose pieces of under 320 words, but will consider anything under 650. Please submit literary works 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 6x9" or spreads of 12x9" as layout and space allows.


The online version offers more flexibility, see Cæsura online 2017 as example:



SUBMISSION RULES: Send a cover page that includes your biography (not to exceed 80 words), the title of each entry, and contact information (your mailing address, phone number, and email).


Please name each attachment to the following format: first and last name and title of the piece (please remove your name from inside files).




Attach all files to one email and send to caesura@pcsj.org.


Each published artist will receive a free copy of Cæsura (to be received by mail or at a local reading).

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.




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