Monthly Archives: September 2012

JKS Presents What Where Series

Come on out for the first reading of the Fall semester tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25th.  While you’re there, stop by the Bombay Gin table and say hello.  We’ll have issues of our great journal for sale plus some cool merchandise like Bombay Gin tote bags! All the pertinent details are below.  Hope to see you there.


Please join us for the Jack Kerouac School’sWhat Where Series this upcoming Tuesday, September 25th.  All current JKS students are invited to come to Lily Hoang’s lecture in Sycamore 8120 from 12-2:50.  A reading featuring Lily Hoang, J. Michael Martinez, and Idris Goodwin will begin at 7:30 in the Arapahoe Campus’ Performing Arts Center.  This event is free and open to the public.

Lily Hoang is the author of four books: Unfinished, The Evolutionary Revolution, Changing (recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest). With Blake Butler, she co-edited the anthology 30 Under 30, and she is currently co-editing a two volume anthology, The Force of What’s Possible: Essays of Accessibility and the Avant-Garde with Joshua Marie Wilkinson. She serves as Prose Editor at Puerto del Sol, Associate Editor at Starcherone Books, and Editor at Tarpaulin Sky. She teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at New Mexico State University and can be found virtually at the literary blog HTML Giant.

J. Michael Martinez received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the Poetry Editor of NOEMI Press and his poetry has been anthologized in Ahsahta Press’s The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral, Rescue Press’s forthcoming The New Census: 40 American Poets, and the forthcoming Beyond the Field: New Latin@ Writing.

Idris Goodwinis an award winning playwright and performer recognized for work across mediums by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford and Mellon Foundation, The New York Times, and National Public Radio. He’s appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry, The Discovery Channel, and Sesame Street.These Are The Breaks, his debut collection of essays, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His playHow We Got On, developed at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center premiered at The 2012 Humana Festival of New Plays. His latest playBlackademics kicks off the 2012/2013 season of Chicago’s MPAACT Theater. He is currently under commission with Denver Center Theater. Other stage works have been featured at Steppenwolf Theater, American Theater Company, Pilsbury House and The Los Angeles Theater Center. An award winning educator, he’s taught at The University of Iowa, Northwestern University, and is currently a Mellon fellow in performance writing at Colorado College.

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Call for Submissions

BOMBAY GIN is taking submissions from September 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012.

THEME: Please send submissions that respond to this issue’s theme of the “The Contemplative as Transgressive.” Writers and artists are encouraged to question and define “contemplative” and to consider how the contemplative, in addition to silent and calm, might also be transgressive, radical, allowing for an encounter with another space-time, an absolute other. In addition to your interpretations of the theme, we encourage you to submit contemplative writing experiments as well as the product of such experiments.

We welcome manuscripts of fiction, essays, poetry, and cross-genre work; we will not read manuscripts submitted after the reading period ends. Poetry submissions should be comprised of 3-5 poems; prose and cross-genre manuscripts should generally consist of no more than 15 pages. Accompany each manuscript with a self-addressed stamped envelope for reply, and mail it to the following address:


Visual artists may submit images through email: Accepted submissions will be printed in black and white only. Please submit the following:

  • Professional quality digital images in TIFF or JPG formats (if JPG, saved in “baseline” or “standard” format at the highest quality possible). Images must be Mac and PC compatible. Note: Please do not submit PPT or PPTX presentations.
  • A minimum of 320 dpi
  • Between 1200 and 2400 pixels in the longest dimension
  • Please title image files with your last name and first initial, year of the work, title, medium and dimensions (example: Doe_J_2009_Title_oil on panel_9x12.jpg).
  • Brief biographical/artist statement as either a text file (Word) or as a PDF. Please title the file with your last name, first initial, and the content of the file (example: Doe_J_ArtistStatement.doc or Doe_J_Biography.doc).

Sample copies of the BOMBAY GIN can be purchased through SMALL PRESS DISTRIBUTION, on our website, or by sending a check for $12.00, made out to BOMBAY GIN. Thank you for your interest in our magazine.

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