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Call for Submissions! IRONIC: Writing about the 90s

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IRONIC: Writing about the 90s

Please submit your poems, short fiction, short non-fiction, and short essays about the 90s for this new anthology! I’m also really interested in publishing any 90s recipes you’ve written or that have been passed down to you from family members that have a 90s flavour to them.

In 1995 Alanis Morrisette released her era-defining album Jagged Little Pill. Her third single Ironic became a mega worldwide hit when it was released in February 1996. The song and it’s video were inescapable, hitting at the same time that MTV came to define this strange new era. Looking back on the 90s, it’s an era when home computers and brick-sized mobile phones were creeping into our daily lives and the idea of the internet was starting to take hold. It was an era when Girl Power was a presiding ideology and the sophisticated sarcastic humour of American TV shows like The Simpsons, Friends, and Seinfield infused their quippy lines into our everyday language. Looking back it feels like everything was starting to get complicated, everything was starting to have it’s own slippery double meaning, like Alanis’s song and her much debated use of the term “Ironic”.  

Please submit your work on the 90s for this new anthology from House of Eddus! Submit pieces that document, capture, question, and celebrate this complex decade. Give me everything you’ve got! Whether you were there the first time, don’t remember it or weren’t even born yet, I want to know what the 90s mean to you. I am so excited to read your submissions! 

 

Poems: Please send up to 6 

Short Fiction/Non-Fiction, Essays: Please send up to 3 pieces. Each piece must be a maximum of 1,300 words.  

Recipes: Please send up to 3 original or family recipes. If passed down from within your family, please let me know the name of your family member for correct attribution.   

 

  • Email submissions within the body of the email to houseofeddus@gmail.com  
  • Please also include a brief biography in the email, including how old you were in 1995 (I was ten).
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, just let us know if they get snapped up before we get to them.
  • House of Eddus will always reserve space for voices from the LGBTQ+ Community, voices from BAME communities and voices from working class and other under-represented backgrounds.
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 23:59 on 30th September 2019

 

Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think? 

Much Love, 

Eddus 

 

Edditor, House of Eddus   

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WERK: Poems for Drag Race

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Welcome to the WERK ROOM

Werk: Poems for Drag Race

Calling all Queens!! Pageant Queens, Comedy Queens, Messy Queens, and Manly Queens!

I want your poems inspired by the world of Rupaul’s Drag Race for a new anthology! Whether it is a sonnet to your favourite winner, an ode to the pit crew, or a free verse exploration of time and space in the style of Ms Laganja Estranga. Form doesn’t matter, just make it werk.

Poems must be original and unpublished in print or online. Simultaneous submissions are fine, just email again if they get snapped up before I get to them.    

I setting up a very very very small new press called House of Eddus. This anthology will be my first project, but I am brimming with ideas for future anthologies. I aim to donate a proportion of the profits from this anthology to LGBTQ charities.  

My aim for this anthology is to showcase the incredible talent that is out there in the poetry world, as well as paying homage to the beautiful world of Drag Race, and earning some much needed funds for LGBTQ Charities.

I’ll also be looking to commission an illustrator to create an arresting and beautiful cover for our anthology, so please contact me if you’d like to do that. This will be a PAID GIG.

Please send me a maximum of three poems to:  

houseofeddus@gmail.com 

Poems in the body of an email or as Word or PDF attachment. Please also include a short biography and the name of your favourite queen!

Deadline for submissions is 31st August 2019 

 

Everybody Say Love,

Ed Garvey-Long,

House of Eddus

 

P.S. Miss VANJIE