Advent Issue #4
Call for Submissions Deadline Extended to November 4, 2019
The overarching theme of Ordinary Space Issue #4 is Peace. Like the season of Advent within the Christian tradition, peace is most often experienced as an expectation and hope, a threshold space between present turmoil and the poetic imagination often expressed in symbols like the Beloved Community or Nirvana to name a few. We particularly invite submissions which address the interplay between forms of pop culture and the religious hope for peace.
Other potential sub-themes could include the threshold between the 60s and the 70s. The new year will bring an end to “50th” anniversary of events/art from the 1960s. Submisions could address this threshold and transitional space between those decades in terms of the peace movement and its ongoing legacy. Other potential sub-themes include the work of Bob Dylan, especially in light of the 40th anniversary of his conversion album Slow Train Coming, the recent Martin Scorsese Rolling Thunder documentary, or the 50th anniversary of Nashville Skyline credited by Kris Kristofferson as forever expanding the previously hyper conservative nature of country music recording.
We also welcome submissions outside of these themes as long as they fit with the Zine’s emphasis on the intersection of pop culture, religion, and themes of justice.
We invite submissions of essays, poetry, or visual art. Ideal essay submissions will be between 800 and 1500 words although we will consider shorter and longer submissions. Please send submissions by November 4, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org