Thursday, August 2, 2007

We Want Your Funk

Indiana Review is planning to bring the funk in summer 2008. Our 30.1 issue will feature a special "Focus on the Funk" section, with art, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that has a uniquely funky aesthetic. As we have been informed, funk has the power to move and re-move, and it also has the power to defy definition. So please don't ask us to tell you what funk is (although the Godfather of Soul may be helpful). We're looking for work that makes you want to jump back and kiss yourself.

When our reading period opens September 1st, we'll also be accepting regular submissions, but if you have work you'd like us to consider for this special section, please mark it "Attn: Funk Editor". Indiana Review can only contain so much funk, so we'll only be reading for this section during the month of September. Any submissions after that will be returned. You can check out more specific guidelines on our website.

But whatever you do, no matter what anyone tells you, no matter what you see on TV or in the newspapers, no matter what it says on wikipedia, please, please, make sure that whatever you do, you do it on The One.

**Update: Author Tayari Jones has an interview with our Funk Editor-in-Chief about the project.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

jammin
jammin on the one

Jackson said...

i like that interview with tayari. reading these submissions should be fun.

hannah faith said...

love the interview! can't wait to see what this brings in.

equinoctial said...

glad you're putting the funk where it belongs!

michael a. gonzales said...

this is going to be the bomb...
take it to the bridge.

michael a. gonzales said...

try a little soul...
http://blackadelicpop.blogspot.com