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Sacred Fools Press Contest/Call for Submissions:
June 24, 2009, 6:59 am
Filed under: 459256, Call-Out, Featured Titles, New Releases, Submission Guidelines

Greetings Poets, Artists, Writers, and Readers!

We are putting together our third anthology.  The theme for this one is “The Sacred Fool.”  Send up to three poems, black and white artwork including comics, color art for our cover (a jpg will be requested if accepted), or a short story or essay (under five pages double-spaced), on your interpretation of the sacred fool.  This could be the Hopi mudmen or koshare, Iroquois Haduhi, Dakota Heyoka, Cherokee Boogers, Punch (of Punch and Judy), comedians, political satirists, the court jester, the Tarot Fool, Saxon Gleemen, Puka, the village idiot, mummers, King of Fools (Quasimodo), Don Quixote, Sufi Madzub, clowns, tricksters (Coyote and Loki, to name just two), pan-handlers, madmen, and others who teach us about ourselves through their odd behaviors.  Do not send first drafts or ideas – we are looking for finished, polished work of high quality.  You need not be previously published; we love new voices.  There is a $5.00 entry/reading fee, made payable to “Sacred Fools Press”.

You will need to send an RTF or similar attachment upon acceptance.  Previously unpublished work only.  (Chapbook publication o.k.)  Simultaneous submissions o.k. if notified immediately.  We acquire first NA serial rights only, which revert back to the author.

Send typed submissions, contact info including email, reading fee, and a short bio to:

“The Sacred Fool”

Sacred Fools Press

45 Dean Avenue

Johnston, RI 02919

Accepted writers and artists will be given a contributor’s copy.  A grand-prize winner will receive three contributor copies and $100.  Deadline November 1st. Deadline extended: January 15th.