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$5.00 USD, $10.00 USD, $25.00 USD

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
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We are so excited to announce our fourth anthology, tentatively titled: “I miss you everywhere”. This collection is a bit unorthodox, compared to our other (metaphor bound) anthologies. Instead of focusing on poetic imagery or symbolic interactionism, this collection follows its title quite literally; we are creating an anthology of poems and prose which are solely titled after songs that are named after places. Writers are encouraged to suggest a song title to be paired to their piece, but the final call will be made by the Blue reading team. We are including a list of said songs below, and pieces can be written as a response to a song (meaning after already having listened) or can be paired with a song you haven't even heard of that our team draws a connection to. 

Our list of songs is subject to change and/or grow, but is currently: Harlem by New Politics, New York by St. Vincent, Manhattan by Sara Bareilles, Coney Island by Death Cab for Cutie, Boston by Augustana, Chicago by Sufjan Stevens, Alaska by Maggie Rogers, West Coast by Coconut Records, San Francisco by The Mowgli's, Berlin by New Politics, Munich by The Fray, Vienna by The Fray, Manchester by Nina Nesbitt, Paris by The Chainsmokers, Venice by The Lighthouse, Athens by Young Statues, Prague by Blaenavon, Amsterdam by Coldplay, Portugal by Walk the Moon, Moscow by Autoheart, Australia by The Shins, Glasglow by Catfish and the Bottlemen, Los Angeles by Nina Nesbitt, Upper West Side by King Princess, Atlantis by Seafret, and Cornelia Street by Taylor Swift.
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THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
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We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
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This anthology is open to ALL creative mediums, including poetry, prose, confessions, photos, digital art, unsent letters or texts, etc.
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All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
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All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
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Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
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SOFT PRINT DATE: April, 2020
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Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
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The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences.
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The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe.
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The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators.