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A Note from the Editors

March 2, 2007

CLARIFICATION (March 6): Contributors need not respond solely to images in the gallery, but we must be able to either reproduce or link to an image. If the image you’re responding to is copyrighted and it’s not already on the web, you’d have to get permission from the artist for us to reproduce it.

  • We’re pleased to open the March-April edition of qarrtsiluni by welcoming the new guest editors, Pica – writer, bird-lover, and calligrapher extraordinaire of Feathers of Hope, and Lori Witzel, the gifted photographer, artist and poet behind Chatoyance. It’s very appropriate that they’ve teamed up for the new theme, Ekphrasis, which means “poetry in dialogue with visual art.” Here’s what they have to say about it:

“This qarrtsiluni theme pairs submissions in poetry, or poetic prose, with a form of visual art. Ideally they need not be by the same person: this is a collaborative experiment. Non-bloggers are particularly encouraged to participate. Find a partner whose work you admire and have at it!

The visual art contributions will be posted in our gallery [link removed at completion of issue] awaiting writers – check back often over the next two weeks, as we will have more to share.

All work, visual and otherwise, will be reviewed and juried by the editors before publishing. Poems should be no longer than 30 lines; prose pieces should be no longer than 500 words. Image files should be a maximum of 500 pixels in width.”

Submissions for Ekphrasis are now officially open; please see our newly revised How to Contribute page for the nitty-gritty details of how to submit your work. The deadline is April 15.

–Beth Adams and Dave Bonta, managing editors

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