HALLUCINATION

 CALL FOR PAPERS | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

pacificREVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual is delighted to announce the theme for our 2019 issue: HALLUCINATION. 

 

How far does our perception stretch—what can you some of us see that others cannot? How does perception limit us? How do we define the so-called Twilight Zone? What rules do we adhere to as prescribed by the societal understanding of reality? What boundaries do we reside within before we are exposed to anti-reality? What happens beyond the veil of the here and now? Where is the line between what we consider tangible and intangible? When can we convince ourselves of what is surreal or unreal altogether and why? Just as a hallucination can destroy the fabric of what we consider reality, how could it also help or protect us? How many have been lost to liminal spaces akin to the Bermuda Triangle? What makes the waking world the truth? Why then are we shaken by prophetic or symbolic dreams – what happens when the dream becomes reality? Why does the hybrid of the unreal and real frighten us? 

Alice in the Rabbit Hole 

Join us down the Rabbit Hole. This year’s call for papers may delve into the global or extremely personal but all should address some aspect of the bountiful ways in which we experience and understand Hallucination. 

 Submission will be accepted until January 1, 2019. 

Please submit to only one of the following: 

 · Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Please submit no more than one piece of work, limit 4,500 words, double spaced, attached as a Microsoft Word Document. Short stories and flash fiction are also encouraged. 

 · Poetry: You are welcome to submit 2-3 pieces of poetry. Please limit your poems to no more than 2 typed pages, attached as a Microsoft Word Document.

 · Photographs/drawings/artwork: You may submit up to 10 pieces of artwork that cover a cohesive theme or style. Please submit as a high resolution (300 dpi) greyscale or black and white PDF. 

 · Graphic Narrative: Please submit no more than two pieces in a high resolution (300 dpi) greyscale or black and white PDF. Panels must fit on two pages.

 

How to Submit:

We accept submissions both via Submittable and snail mail! 


Snail mail subs can be addressed to:

Alex Cline, Editor

pacific REVIEW

 Dept. of English and Comparative Literature

 San Diego State University

 5500 Campanile Dr. | MC6020

 San Diego, CA

 92182-6020

pacificREVIEW 2020: synchronous 


Despite our constant unraveling, humans are bound to each other and are continually

finding ways of becoming entangled with one another. Our platonic, romantic, and

paternal bonds of love cause us to belong to each other. This fierce intimacy has the

potential to stretch physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries.


How do humans currently become entangled with each other? How do we love each other? Hate each other? Cooperate with one another? What connections are condemned and stigmatized? Should they be? How do our shared experiences enhance our individual perceptions? 


Join us in our celebration and exploration of the ties that bind us together. We invite you to share about your experience with human bonds and contribute to the pacificREVIEW

2020 issue: synchronous. 


Submissions will be accepted until December 20, 2019.


Submission Considerations: pacificREVIEW considers previously unpublished work. You may submit up to a total of three pieces of work from any genre for consideration in this edition. When submitting content, we highly recommend that you include a statement regarding how your work responds to the edition theme.  


 · Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Limit 4,500 words, double spaced, attached as a

Microsoft Word Document. Short stories and flash fiction are also encouraged. 

 · Poetry: Please limit your poems to no more than 2 typed pages, attached as a Microsoft Word Document.

 · Photographs/drawings/artwork: Please submit as a high resolution (300 dpi) greyscale or black and white PDF. 

 · Graphic Narrative: Please in a high resolution (300 dpi) greyscale or black and white

PDF. Panels must fit on two pages.


Snail mail subs can be addressed to:


Emily Buckley, Miles Reyes Head Editrixes

pacific REVIEW

Dept. of English and Comparative Literature

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr. | MC6020

San Diego, CA

92182-6020

pacificREVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual