Now Seeking Submissions for our Next Issue!

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For Monologging 2021, we seek stories and artistic works that deal with visibility, or the lack of visibility. We will publish works about how we interpret what we see, how we render people, symbols and objects visible for consequence, for progression, or for ceremony. We will give space for works that showcase the triumph of exposed truth, and the achievement of those who reveal truth despite obscurity. We aim for this issue to open our eyes to new creative panoramas, viewpoints, and visions. 

”Continue”

Just ask Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

To be human is to exist in a multidimensional perspectival awareness. We arrive on this Earth with a singular brain and body, and our life plays out in a matrix of circumstance and effort. Our brains and bodies perceive the world around us, not just through the vision of the biologic eye, but through the neurochemistry of our minds, the sensations of our flesh, and our organs working to move us about, interacting with the world and other beings.

What is visibility, then? To see the world and its inhabitants, clearly. To be seen, in a practical sense, in a societal sense, certainly. But also to imagine, within the mind–an idea, a memory, a hope–and be able to manifest the inner vision outside in the world around us. 

As emotional beings, visibility is important for nourishment: that our presence matters, that we can interact freely with others, and that to grow, learn and express ourselves is a fundamental human right. In the spectrum of time, the present moment is an opportunity–to see, and be seen. To haul in the vast world around us, to interpret it, and to send ourselves or something from ourselves back out into the matrix. An opportunity to connect with people around us. To share our experiences, our visions for the future, and our cherished (or abhorrent) memories of the past. 

Creatives interact with visibility not just as a person wanting to be acknowledged, recognized, or understood, but also through the mediums and expressions that we interpret. The characters in our stories, the figures in our paintings, the ideas in our dreams–all are given visibility through our artistic craft and the materials we use. How do they make themselves visible, or do we grant them this, as creators? 

And what happens when things aren’t clear, when fog obscures? What happens when we aren’t seen, when our efforts are not recognized, or we are denied fundamental human rights? When crimes become visible to all, why aren’t repercussions immediate? Why is justice so obscure, veiled, and blind? As creators, how do we remove what blinds truth?

”Close”


*In the spirit of Monologging, collaborative multimedia submissions are always encouraged.

To submit your work for consideration, please follow the below links  according to your writing or artistic interest.

*Only .doc, .docx and PDF formats are accepted for written work. JPG and PNG files are acceptable for media content.


Fiction / Creative Nonfiction Guidelines:

1.) Compose a story, prose piece, essay or interview of 6K words or less.

2.) Provide a brief bio and any short explanatory notes you feel are relevant. (350 words max).

3.) Submit your work and cover letter via submittable.

4.) Tweet #MonologgingVisibility to announce your submission and we’ll join you celebrating the occasion!


Poetry Guidelines:

1.) Compose a single poem or series of poems no longer than 5 pages.

2.) Provide a brief bio and any short explanatory notes you feel are relevant. (350 words max).

3.) Submit your work and cover letter via submittable.

4.) Tweet #MonologgingVisibility to announce your submission and we’ll join you celebrating the occasion!


Art Guidelines: 

At Monologging.org we love to highlight the creative processes of talented artists. We also endeavor to connect artists with writers, inspiring collaborative multimedia projects. Give us a glimpse of your portfolio today & have your work featured in the magazine! 

1.) Visual art including photography, paintings and other imagery submissions are welcome. Specific file types apply. 

2.) No more than 5 files accepted at a time.

3.) Submit your work and bio via submittable.

4.) Tweet #MonologgingVisibility to announce your submission and we’ll join you celebrating the occasion!


*Note: All submissions are subject to review. Only entries approved by our editorial staff will be published.