BOMBAY GIN 41: The Walls of the City Shake
“When the mode of the music changes,
the walls of the city shake.” –Plato
We live in a moment of continuous flux, constantly under construction and in progress, an amalgamation of histories and futures meeting in a metropolis of being; perhaps this is the being you find yourself existing in, right now.
One might call this a city.
Cities are constantly becoming the city they will someday be, perpetually reimagined; the city shakes with sunlight each morning, unfinished. What is it that shakes the boundaries, the borderlands, the lines and angles of your city? Is it constant hum of robots or insects; does your city sleep?
Where might you reside?—What is your city? Perhaps you live in a metropolis. Perhaps you are an itinerant vagabond traveler, always somewhere other than where you began. Perhaps you inhabit a virtual city. Or a city of dreams.
Where are you now? What is a city for you? Are the architectural structures of your city (of your body) vibrating with the memories, histories and reveries imbued through their durational existence? How has the mode of the music shifted around you? Do the lights flicker, or blur?
As we enter into our 41st cycle, the Bombay Gin seeks to shift the mode of our music; we want our walls to shake; we want our cities to burst.
Send us your field notes, your guides, your manuals. Send us your resonant flashes that hold what trembles. We want your field notes. We want to feel the textures of your city and the way it can breathe.
Send us a map of what vibrates. What reverberates. What reforms.
The Bombay Gin seeks work that transforms, that mutates, that transgresses, that revolutionizes. Send us your artwork, book reviews, prose, poetry, cross-genre, and cross-disciplinary investigations.
- File size should be 300dpi at 6X9 or greater.
- Submit images in color for the front & back cover. In CMYK.
- If your artwork for the cover wraps front to back it needs to be 13” wide x 9.25” tall. File format of jpeg or tiff.
- Submit images in black& white for the inside folio.
- Reviews should be 2-3pgs, double-spaced.
- We are looking for work that in some way speaks to the above theme and reviews that critically engage the text.
Contact us for Available Review Copies at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tales, Jessica Bozek, Les Figues, 2013
Sped, Teresa K. Miller, Sidebrow Books, 2013
Beyond This Point Are Monsters, Roxanne Carter, Sidebrow Books, 2013
The Next Monsters, Julie Doxsee, Black Ocean, 2013
Creature, Amina Cain, Dorothy 2013
Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge, Renee Gladman, Dorothy, 2013
Coming Events (Collected Writings), Susan Gevirtz, Nightboat Books, 2013
Cunt Norton, Dodie Bellamy, Les Figues Press, 2013
More Radiant Signal, Juliana Leslie, Letter Machine Editons, 2010
Haute Surveillance, Johannes Goransson, Tarpaulin Sky, 2013
Samsara, Erica Anzalone, Noemi Press, 2012
Videotape, Andrew Zawacki, Counterpath, 2013
154 Forties, Jackson Mac Low, Ed. Anne Tardos, Counterpath, 2012
Submission deadline: August 15, 2014
In general, we welcome manuscripts of prose, poetry, and cross-genre work. Poetry submissions should be comprised of 3-5 poems; prose and cross-genre manuscripts should generally consist of no more than 15 pages. Please include a 100 word bio, email and mailing address with your submission. Submit here.