Sunday, February 3, 2013

Market for Lyric Essay, Prose Poetry, Poetry - Eratum - now #5

Axon: Creative Explorations Number 5

1. A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength
2. The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost
We now invite submissions for the fifth issue of the journal, which will be published in September 2013. The issue’s guiding theme is recovery; in particular, the issue aims to explore a broad range of perspectives on Asia. Alvin Pang is working with the Axon editorial team as a consultant editor on this issue.
Among other themes and topics, we invite contributions that address:
  • Pain, convalescence and resilience as a way of apprehending the Asia-Pacific region and its return to the centre of world affairs, in the context of its complex tapestry of historical humiliation, political turmoil, personal suffering, natural disaster, economic imbalance, cultural amnesia.
  • The perceived value of literature—e.g. as a form of intellectual, moral and spiritual tonic, or opposing questions about its material or utilitarian worth.
  • The role of the marketplace in defining or challenging received notions of cultural identity and expression.
  • The challenges and opportunities of language and translation.
  • Dynamic, diverse and different forms of cultural engagement—with, within and across Asia—that deserve wider attention.
Contributions that are off-theme, though still in line with the scope of the journal, are also welcome.


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