CALL: Prison Industrial Complex and Capital Punishment

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Tidal Basin Review invites submissions regarding the Prison Industrial Complex and Capital Punishment. The Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) is a term used to describe the phenomenal growth of America’s inmate population and its relation to and influence on major social, economic and political factors in the United States. Capital Punishment (or the Death Penalty) is the judicially-imposed sentence of death or execution upon a person for a capital crime or offense. Tidal Basin Review invites submissions of poems and prose, as well as, critical essays that examine America’s judicial system. We are especially interested in submissions that deal directly with the denial of clemency for Troy Davis, who was executed on September 21, 2011 in the state Georgia despite the looming doubt of his guilt. As always, Tidal Basin Review wants to hear from America’s beautiful spectrum.


Tidal Basin Review will accept submissions for the Prison Industrial Complex & Capital Punishment Call from October 1st to December 31, 2011. Any submissions received after this deadline will not be considered and will be discarded. The standard response time is 2 (two) months.


Tidal Basin Review considers work, in English, which has not been previously published. Tidal Basin Press, Inc. acquires North American Serial Rights, First Electronic Rights, and Electronic Archival Rights. Publication rights revert back to the author upon publication of work in an issue of Tidal Basin Review.


We accept simultaneous submissions, however, please notify us immediately upon acceptance of your work elsewhere via the Submission Manager.


For poetry submissions, submit 3-5 poems totaling no more than 7 pages in one single file in doc., rtf, or .pdf format.


For prose submissions, submit one (1) short story or one (1) stand alone novel chapter or creative non-fiction piece of no more than 2,500 words in one single file in doc., rtf, or .docx format.


For critical submissions, submit one (1) essay not to exceed 5,000 words.


You may include biographical information in the “Comments” section.


About tidalbasinreview

Tidal Basin Press Mission Our mission is to provide a space for inclusive and interdisciplinary approaches to the creative arts. We support artists who represent the rich American landscape by publishing high-quality, well-crafted literature, visual and media art through our annual contest, readings, and print and online journals. Vision Our vision is to amplify the voice of the human experience through art that is intimate, engaging, and audacious. We do not seek shock value art, but rather work that propels the present artistic landscape.

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