Submissions

Please send proposals or inquires to tripwirejournal@gmail.com before submitting work. Some familiarity with the journal is appreciated.

Looking for: essays (on contemporary writing, performance, and art), experiments in criticism, poetics statements and investigations, interviews, translations, black and white art work, long-form review essays (that consider several books or authors linked around central themes or questions), performance scores, etc. Submissions do not need to be related to issue themes – send proposals & queries!

Not looking for: unsolicited poetry, fiction, or plays; conventional academic papers or dissertation chapters; “straight” translations of canonized authors or texts; work primarily designed to be presented online, color visual work.

Forthcoming issues/Call for Submissions: Proposals for future issues due August 1, 2021.

Reviewers: Tripwire is looking for reviewers of new and forthcoming books of poetry, criticism, & other forms of experimental writing and performance. While short form reviews are fine, we’re ideally looking for reviews that go a bit deeper than an extended blurb, perhaps reading the work(s) at hand alongside other books/authors and/or pressing aesthetic/political concerns. Below is a very partial list of authors who have recent/new books out, and we are *totally* open to suggestions for others. (& if you have a new book out or are a publisher, please let us know!). Please email with inquiries or proposals. We can get you free review copies/PDFs in most cases. (crossed out entries are already spoken for) (This list is very out of date! please propose books to review!) :

Because Tripwire is focused on poetics and poet-criticism, we’re especially interested in reviews of the following essay/poetics/poetry/etc collections: SOS-Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Reader (ed Bracey, Sanchez, & Smethurst),  What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America (ed Nielsen & Ramey), Communism and Poetry: Writing Against Capital (eds. Jennison & Murphet), Alejandra Pizarnek, A Tradition of Rupture, Sophie Seita, Provisional Avant-Gardes: Little Magazine Communities from Dada to Digital,  Neplantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (ed. Christopher Soto),  Joel Bettridge, Avant Garde Pieties, Open Text, V 1-3 (ed Roger Farr), a Guide to Poetics Journal (ed Hejinian & Watten), Angels of the Americlypse (ed Giménez Smith & Chávez), The Force of What’s Possible (ed Hoang & Wilkinson), Essay Press’s Conversation SeriesSouffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology (ed. Harrison & Villa-Ignacio), Lisa Samuel’s Over Hear: Six types of poetic experiment in Aortearoa/New Zealand, & others like these.

And books by (in no particular order, crossed out names taken): Don Mee Choi, Ashraf Fayadh, Marília Garcia, Russell Atkins, Keith & Mendi Obadike, Min K. Kang, Tongo Eisen Martin, CA Conrad, Gail Scott, Erica Hunt, Maged Zaher, Daniel Borzutzky, Cardboard House Press books, Heriberto Yépez, Ed Luker, Luis Felipe Fabre, Etel Adnan, Heather Fuller, Cecilia Vicuña, Samantha Giles, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Will Alexander, Vidhu Aggarwal, Edwin Torres, Craig Santos Perez,  Donato Mancini, Joseph Kaplan, Jen Coleman, C.S. Giscombe, Ryan Eckes, David Lau, Kim Yideum, Angela Carr, josé felipe alvergue, Joseph Rios, Henry Wei Leung, Bhanu Kapil, Kevin Davies, Rod Smith, Susie Timmons, Douglas Kearney, Tom Raworth, Juan Gelman, Mathilda Cullen, Anne Tardos, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, Susan Briante, Robert Glück, Eleni Stecopoulos, Angel Dominguez, Sue Landers, JH Phydras, Emerson Whitney, Vincent Toro, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Janice Lobo Sapigao, Ronaldo Wilson, Dodie Bellamy, Hiromi Ito, Joyelle McSweeney, Maggie Zurawski, Emily Abendroth, Steve Zultanski, Ji Yoon Lee, Joseph Kaplan, Dolores Dorantes & Rodrigo Flores Sanchez, Kaia Sand, Arthur Rimbaud, Cori Copp, Rob Fitterman, Juliana Huxtable, Rita Wong, Pedro Pietri, Fred Wah, Danielle LaFrance, Jordan Abel, Joseph Somoza, Buck Downs, Tonya Foster, Diana Hamilton, Lucas di Lima, Brian Blanchfield, Vi Khi Nao, Paolo Javier, Holly Pester, Worker Writers School, likely hundreds more…as well as performance works, experimental prose, text art, journals and mags, translations and reprints, ongoing online debates, etc etc.

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