Greetings, friends, and hurry down the steps. It's cool and dry down here in the cellar, and we've much to discuss! It's been a hectic few months... We've celebrated our successful kickstartings and produced two simultaneous books of startling quality and style. We could not have achieved any of this without your collective faith and support. We'd like to quickly thank and quickly apologize. Quickly! We must be quick because our hunger and ambition is not to be sated. “More!” our hearts cry out. The ink isn't yet dry on our last books and yet “More!” is all we hear from the confines of our rattling skulls. And so the staff has met to form such a frantic conspiracy to call for...
an anthological experience of color in art, fiction, poetry, and sequential form.
Cellar Door, the literary and visual arts publication is calling for work inspired by, motivated through, or wrapped in glorious color for its next exciting issue to be released in the fourth quarter of 2012.
We're calling this one Coloring Book, though not the kind that might beg the attention of a worn box of crayons. We're dividing the book up into a dozen different colors like chapters with similarly inspired works grouped together. We want this book to be a visual feast, explosive like 'diet coke and mentos' for your eyes. Every piece will be tied to a particular color, either metaphorically, such as the blueness that settles over a would-be mother burying yet another still-born, or directly, such as the blue of a bucket of smurf blood. Do you have a story that speaks purple? Do you have a painting that feels olive? How about a poem that makes you want to rhyme with orange? Submit!
Coloring Book will be composed of chapters of similar works divided by color. In order to be accepted with the color of your choice be sure to submit in a timely manner. We will not entertain requests for specific colors. Send your work as early as you can.
Please send all submissions to Cellar.Door.Book@gmail.com. Include your name in the e-mail only. The submission should only contain the title, content, and page numbers formatted in standard MLA.
By submitting your unpublished work, you understand that, if accepted, Cellar Door is acquiring First North American Serial Rights which gives us the right to publish your work for the first time in the North American market. You, the author retain all other rights to the work and will be contacted for permission if we plan to include it in any future collections. If the work is not published within nine months of acceptance all first rights are null and void. Any use of your material in the format of Podcasts and MP3 will be protected under the Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial - No Derivatives 3.0 license (seehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ for full details). Basically this protects your work from any attempts to use it commercially or creating derivatives not approved by the creator of the work.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at Cellar.Door.Book@gmail.com.