SUBMIT to HOME :: KEEP

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Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to Geocommunetric's free, online-only publication HOME :: KEEP.  

Geocommunetrics is now accepting submissions for the next HOME :: KEEP collection (ii), RE::DIS//MIS, which will focus on the the general themes of place, home, identity, and continuity, with specific explorations of those who are, were, or will be REplaced, DISplaced, and/or MISplaced due to voluntary or involuntary circumstances.

The goal of presented works should be to expose the interconnection between home, place, and identity in a person's life, and/or invite the audience into such pondering.

Both written and visual work will be reviewed. Audio and video submissions will be reviewed upon request, if they directly and strikingly fit the subject criteria. New and previously published work will be accepted. Please read the following guidelines before submitting. 

Submissions must be made by October, 15, 2017.  
You may submit multiple time, and with different media.
Final publication date to be announced. Optimally Q1 2018.

Written Work :: 

Subject//Form:: Accepting poetry, poetic prose, and brief narrative pieces of personal reflection on the process of keeping alive your Self when left without a home, a land, or a sense of belonging, due to voluntary or involuntary circumstances.  Both fiction and non-fiction will be accepted, with preference to personal or observational narrative. All prose work should be relatively short in length, under 1000 words.  Quick, deep cuts make the cut. Poetic work with experimental form and formatting is encouraged, given its ability to be translated via reproduction on the website. 

Written work can be submitted  via email to geocommunetrics@gmail.com, subject line "[NAME] HK Written Submission." Written work should be attached as DOC or PDF files. Images pertinent to the written work may be submitted at the same time, with proper citation of artist.

Visual Media ::

Subject//Form:: Accepting artful portraiture of the displaced identity and entity, or landscapes of confusion or loss. Both objective and subjective work will be considered, both B/W and color. If submitting photos of non-photographic work, please submit high quality photographs.

All visual media pieces can be submitted via email to geocommunetrics@gmail.com, subject line "[NAME] HK Visual Sumission." Images should be attached as JPEG. Videos should be attached as MP4, and/or linked to your artist website or private YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Video and media pieces should be less than 7 minutes in length to be considered, some exceptions may apply. All attached content should be described with title, media, and year in the body of the email and be attached with clear, distinct file names (example: Artist Title Year.jpeg). 

Audio Media ::

Subject//Form:: Accepting lyrical, instrumental, and electronic audio pieces. Genres from Folk to Electronica will be considered. Audio aesthetic should be generally accessible, however experimental expressions are encouraged.

Audio and sound media can be submitted via email to geocommunetrics@gmail.com, subject line "[NAME] HK Audio Submission." The specific song/piece(s) to be considered should be attached as an MP3, and/or with a link to your Bandcamp, etc. website. Song and sound pieces should be less than 7 minutes each to be considered, some exceptions may apply.

Rights and Content Consideration :: 

All work remains under the original copyright of the artist, Geocommunetrics neither claims any rights nor offers any protection for your intellectual property. 

Content should be appropriate for the general public. However, given the invited subject material which may involve traumatic and/or violent situations, "appropriate audience" will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and the the proper content warnings labeled as needed. Authenticity is to be honored over artificial censorship.

If you do not want your name associated with your published work for any reason, please submit your work under an assumed pseudonym, or make a note in your submission email. Your privacy will be respected. 

You may be contact after acceptance to provide additional visual media for your submission, such as an image of a place you call home, a headshot, or other relevant media. Please keep this in mind. These additions will not be required for publication, but will aid in the expressive process.

Not ready to submit, but really, really interested?  

Please send an email to geocommunetrics@gmail.com with any questions, concerns, or creative suggestions. We're all in this together, and we want your creativity to be communicated in the best way possible.

Thank you for considering HOME :: KEEP a space to place your creativity.
This is a free, public project collected, edited, and compiled by volunteers.

Final publication to be determined by bulk of submissions and editorial curation. 

 

MAKE YOUR SELF AT HOME, 
TZCK + The GEOCOMMUNETRICS Team


Be sure to check out the previous edition of HOME :: KEEP, featuring work asking how HOME contains, sustains, maintains, and retains us - or vice versa. 

Keep an eye open for future HOME :: KEEP publications on subjects such as ::

:: RITE + RITUAL
:: How to determine and define HOME.

:: THIRD SPACE // FIRST PLACE
:: Finding your SELF in public spaces.