Submissions are trickling in, but people putting together an annual literary and arts journal together are hoping for a Tidal Echoes tidal wave.
The journal sponsored by University of Alaska Southeast is seeking more poetry, prose and artwork submissions ahead of a Dec. 1 deadline.
“We’ve had some submissions already, but some people do wait until that deadline,” Tidal Echoes Editor Kelsey Walsh said in an interview. “This year, I believe the majority (of submissions) are artwork. We do have a couple in the poetry section as well.”
Typically, poetry and art submissions are more numerous and submitted earlier than prose, Walsh said, so more fiction, non-fiction, transcribed oral stories, memoirs and drama are welcome.
More art and poetry are welcome, too.
Multiple pieces can be submitted, but there are some limits in place for length and number of submissions by type.
There is a 5,000-word limit for prose submissions, but 2,500 words or fewer is preferred. Prose submissions should be in a .doc or .docx format. PDFs are not accepted.
Poems should be in the same file formats, and look exactly as you would like it to appear on the page.
Artwork submissions should be submitted as .tif or .jpg files and be at least 1800 pixels wide. The file names should be correct titles for the piece. There is a limit of five submissions for artwork entries.
A quarter of each edition of Tidal Echoes is reserved for UAS students, but the journal is open to submissions from artists of any age in Southeast Alaska .
In addition to putting out the call for submissions, Walsh shared this edition of Tidal Echoes featured artists: Maureen Longworth and Pat Race, who will be designing the cover.
“It’s still in progress,” Race said in an interview of the cover. “But I’m doing an illustration of the Auke Bay, Valley, Glacier region.”
Longworth is the playwright behind “Blue Ticket,” a play inspired by local history that recently concluded a local run of sold-out performances, and Race is a local illustrator, filmmaker and business owner.
Walsh said she was pleased that Tidal Echoes will feature a playwright since scripts aren’t often submitted and glad to highlight someone who has managed to parlay artistic creation into a business.
Race said it was an honor to be designing the cover for a local institution that highlights the things he loves about Juneau. Longworth told the Capital City Weekly she’s excited an excerpt from her play will appear in the Tidal Echoes bearing Race’s work.
She’s also generally happy to be a featured artist and said she feels she is accepting an honor on behalf of the people whose stories inspired her play and the teachers that helped her work take form.
“I’m totally delighted,” Longworth said. “I’m well aware of all the choices in Juneau of incredible authors.”
Want to submit?
Submissions can be made online at https://universityofalaskasoutheast.submittable.com/submit.
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