Open Call for writings in conjunction with the Antenna::Signals issue No.6 live event themed “Street Spirit”
Antenna invites writers to submit short works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and prose that explore or connect in some way to the themes anchoring the sixth issue of Antenna::Signals, a publication released in conjunction with our eponymous quarterly “live arts magazine” event. (Details below)
Each written piece must be 1500 words or less; we will accept up to 10 writings for inclusion. Each accepted submission will receive an honorarium of $50. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issue 006 of Antenna::Signals will drop on August 31, 2017. Presentations and performances will orbit around the theme of “Street Spirit”, and will give voice to the art, people, and movements that breathe life into New Orleans’ streets. Confirmed performances and presentations include: Spoken word artist and Take Em Down Nola leader A Scribe Called Quess in conversation with photojournalist Abdul Aziz on black public space; Dread Scott on his project to reenact the largest slave revolt in US history with a procession of 500 Black men and women in costume from LaPlace to Kenner; Polo Silk on photographing the bounce scene from the 90s to the present; and music from Mykia Joven.
Conceived as a “live arts magazine,” Antenna::Signals is a new sort of variety show by the artists and writers of Antenna. Each “issue” of Antenna::Signals features a spread of 6-8 local artists, writers, musicians, scientists, activists and scholars whose practices relate thematically. The live magazine drops 4 times each year, accompanied by the release of a two-dimensional print publication.
Photo by Akasha Rabut (whose work will also be featured in issue #6)