In the last couple of weeks I've placed two of my weirder flash: one on Bosch's painting of the crucifixion of a bearded female saint at JELLYFISH REVIEW, and today, my first acceptance of 2018, a surreal Alice in Wonderland flash at the very cool online #sideshow at FIVE:2:ONE. I've gotten some well-meaning advice about revising this particular flash from editors, but I was attached to it just the way it is. I'm glad to find editors that agree. FIVE:2:ONE called it "rad." They've published a lot of writers that I adore, and they specifically call for the "weird" on their submissions page:
"FIVE:2:ONE believes that weird is dangerously close to being the coolest thing in the world! But, you may ask yourself what is weird? How did I get here? Well, the quirky is weird. Visual, concrete, conceptual, language, flarf, found poems, hybrid / cross genre audio poetry is weird and we adore that. Experimental and non narrative fiction is weirdly fantastic and we adore the hell out of that too, collage, surreal and experimental visual arts are weird too (so you get the idea) we like that as well. We also love pop culture references in anything because that’s weird and we like that too. Alright, so we like weird but also want works that explode with emotions. We want essays and manifestos full of life. We aren’t all serious here at F2O; not at all we want to laugh too. Send us your humor pieces, comics and political art . Send us philosophical works, scientific, political works. We want mad science in our stories, poems, art and essays. Show us something that nobody else has done. Basically, send us your most on point and dank af babies."
Always great to find just the right home for a piece.
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