gritty silk is an annual online journal of collaborative work with an interest in the break down of singular authorship and the development of functional creative exchange within a “poetic” community. our tastes at the outset are most bent toward the wonderfully surreal but tactile: work which re-envisions the mundane, explores outsider status and alternative voice(s), and/or refuses overtly rational ideas of “meaning” found in easily digestible artistic production. we are asking for collaborative poetry, poetic prose, fictional hybrids, visual work, sound play or any other experimental forms you might be inspired to sculpt with one another. we encourage you to explore experimental formats (whatever that phrase inspires within you) to allow form and structure to mirror and augment voice, intent and resonance. but foremost, do it with someone(s) else.
please submit 1-5 pieces of collaborative poetry, poetic prose, fictional hybrids, visual work, sound play or any other experimental forms you might be inspired to sculpt with one another along with a creative but concise collective bio. submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘gritty silk’ somewhere in the subject line.
submissions are now open.