For the debut Fall/Winter 2012 edition of Momma Tried magazine, we are seeking writing, photography, and visual arts. Creative perspectives on sexuality are encouraged but not a requirement. Selected entries will be published in print and may also appear online. Momma Tried is published in New Orleans.
Momma Tried magazine will primarily publish works of creative nonfiction ranging from new journalism to essays to reviews to science writing and many categories in between. We are also interested in “collage” based writing such as lyric essays, prose poetry, and anti-fictions built from scraps. Reality-based, genre (sci-fi, fantasy, erotica) and genre-defying fiction are welcome as well. Please no submissions longer than 8,000 words. Files should be .doc or .pdf.
We are particularly interested in submissions of photography, collage, painting, and illustration. However, we are open to works outside of these categories as well. Momma Tried is an exhibition space—we will publish the artworks that relate to it as such. Please include a short explanation about your piece or an artist’s statement along with images of your work. All images should be in TIFF, GIF, or JPEG format and no bigger than 2MG. No more than 8 images per submission, please.
As an ad-free magazine, we will be developing the space occupied by advertisements in most magazines into what we call “disruptive content.” Those blocks of space, interjected throughout the magazine, will be used to add additional art, writing, and photos that compliment, contrast, or have ambiguous relationships to the editorial content on the page. Disruptive content may be anything from satirical fake adverts to references to creative projects that don’t yet exist to visual/writing contributions that otherwise don’t fit the editorial. Please let us know in the subject line of your submission if your work should be considered as disruptive content.
Send all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send all queries to: email@example.com
Also, all potential contributors should reference mommatried.tumblr.com (NSFW = SFMT), an ongoing mood board for Momma Tried magazine.