DEADLINE: August 15th
Playwright, poet, essayist and performer IDRIS GOODWIN will be guest editing the Fall 2012 issue of Muzzle, which will feature short plays, choreo-poems and/or hybrid performance texts (works crafted for recitation by one or many). All themes welcome.
*To submit, use our online submissions manager.
*Please submit 1-2 pieces. Each piece should be submitted as a separate DOC or PDF file.
*Each piece must be under 7000 words.
*Please make sure your name does not appear anywhere in the document or submission title; our editors like to view submissions blindly.
*Upon acceptance, writers will be invited to send audio and/or video recordings of their work.
*Use a standard font (Times New Roman, Cambria, Garamond, etc).
*Include a 50-100 word third person bio in the "Cover Letter / Biography" field of the online submissions form.
*Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.
*Work must be previously unpublished (no re-prints).
IDRIS GOODWIN, a playwright who performs, a rapper who writes essays, a teacher who makes albums. He’s been recognized for his work across mediums by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford and Mellon Foundation, The New York Times and National Public Radio. His play How We Got On, developed at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center premiered at The 2012 Humana Festival of New Plays. His latest play, Blackademics kicks off the 2012/2013 season of Chicago's MPAAC Theatre. Shorter stage works have been featured at Steppenwolf Theater, American Theater Company, Pilsbury House and The Los Angeles Theater Center. He's appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry, The Discovery Channel, and most recently, Sesame Street. These Are The Breaks, his debut collection of essays, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An award winning educator, he’s taught at The University of Iowa, Northwestern University, and is currently a visiting instructor in performance writing at Colorado College.
We are looking for 1-3 book reviewers to review recent and pre-release titles from both major and small presses. Reviewers may choose their own books to review or may request suggestions (and often review copies) from Muzzle. This, like all positions at Muzzle, is a volunteer position.
We are looking for a web editor to add content to new issues (poetry, art, reviews, etc) and keep the website up-to-date. Generally speaking, two weeks before the issue is scheduled to come out, the web editor would receive content to add to the website, which ends up being about 10-15 hours of work once every 3 months. If a candidate is talented and ambitious and would like to revamp the web design, that is welcome (but not necessary).