All Accounts and Mixture: A Celebration of LGBTQ Writers and Artists

CutBank is thrilled to present All Accounts and Mixture: A Celebration of LGBTQ Writers and Artists, for a fourth season.

Taken from Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons, and the poem “Rooms,” our series title appears in the line: “Cadences, real cadences, real cadences and a quiet color. Careful and curved, cake and sober, all accounts and mixture, a guess at anything is righteous, should there be a call there would be a voice.”

All Accounts and Mixture 2017 features the following writers, with their respective links going live as their work is presented:

Poetry by:

Benjamin Goodney

Conor Scruton

Brian Czyzyk

Chekwube O. Danladi

John Emil Vincent

R. Flowers Rivera

Prose by:

David Meischen

Emma Atkinson

Barbara Haas

Bronwyn Mauldin

Tai Farnsworth

Kat Williams

Hadley Griggs

Thank you so much to all our featured authors, and a grateful hat tip to all those fine submissions we simply couldn't squeeze in. So much excellent work to choose from is a great problem to have!

Next year's submission window opens May 18th and runs through June 19th. Poetry, prose, visual art, reviews and interviews will all be considered, so get your work ready. We can't wait to see what you have for us.

Submission Guidelines:

We welcome all breeds of creative hybrid and collaboration. For this series, we seek work from writers who self-identify as “queer,” while acknowledging that this designation is subjective and highly personal. We believe the term “queer” connotes flexibility--we will not police your identity.

That said, our goal is to provide a forum for writers whose voices might be mis- or underrepresented by the literary mainstream, and we ask that contributors respectfully acknowledge this objective. Submitted content need not be LGBTQ-specific. Work must be previously unpublished. We will accept simultaneous submissions with timely notification. Allies are encouraged to contribute reviews of poetry and prose by queer authors from books contemporary to historic. We are also seeking provocative interviews with queer writers and artists.

Poetry:

Please submit up to 7 poems.

Prose:

Please submit up to 5,000 words of prose, fiction or creative nonfiction.

Visual Art:

Please submit up to 10 pieces of visual art. Please submit your work in JPEG format with at least a 300 dpi. Feel free to also link to your portfolio online if there are multiple pieces for consideration.