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Call for Submissions: GLITTERBRAIN

I won’t cite statistics about QTPOC (including indigenous peoples!) and mental illness, because we already know them dearly and deeply. Anomaly’s GLITTERBRAIN folio seeks to create a home for expression by queer and trans indigenous people and people of color who identify as mentally-ill, neurodivergent, or as having mental illness. Let’s incinerate stigma, reject respectability politics, subvert stereotypes, and hold ourselves and each other. Let’s refuse to apologize. Let’s create. Let’s be luminant. Let’s be real.

Poems, hybrid pieces, and intermedia/multimedia work will be considered, and are not required to address mental illness directly. Essays about mental illness and poetics will also be considered. Please send up to 5 pieces, as well as a brief bio to [email protected] by August 15th.

Call for Blog & Feature Writers

We're looking for writers who are interested in contributing in an ongoing manner to the Anomaly Blog, either by proposing a column or series, or by joining a team of staff writers who both pitch and take on assigned pieces for the blog. We are particularly interested in writers to focus on reviews, interviews, and profiles of artists and writers; and in getting pitches for columns or series that focus specifically on a particular artistic or writing community within the purview of our expanded mission. If you are interested, please send an email to Features & Reviews Editor Sarah Clark with a paragraph about what you're interested in writing about and your CV attached.

Call for Folio Proposals

Anomaly features special sections, that we call folios, in each issue, and between issues. To propose a theme or topic for an upcoming folio, please submit a brief, 500-word description, making sure to specify what genres will be included in the content of your folio, and the names of some potential contributors (you do not need to already have content selected, just a few names as examples!). 

Folios proposals are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Propose a folio here.

Anomalous Press Books

Come As You Are

  • An anthology of 90s Pop Culture, edited by E. Kristin Anderson.

  • Contributors include Danez Smith, Allison Joseph, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Kenyatta JP Garcia, Chen Chen, & others.

  • Pre-Order (Release: Sept. 10, 2017)


Vagrants & Uncommon Visitors

  • by A. Kendra Greene

  • A lyric essay tracing the origins, impact, and significance of a bird collection turned museum on the shores of Iceland’s Lake Mývatn. 

  • Pre-Order (Release: Aug. 1, 2017)