Jonterri Gadson’s Interruptions is the second book in MIEL’s microseriesof tiny books—at 10x10cm, about the size of a coaster. What Gadson achieves in this miniature space, however, is quite remarkable; MIEL’s goal of publishing “difficult, interesting, intelligent, deeply felt” work is clearly realized here in three poems that press the brevity of life sharply again...
Thanks to everyone who submitted work to our 2015 poetry chapbook contest and the inaugural prose chapbook contest! We are so grateful for the opportunity to read your work, and we're excited to see such a range of interesting work in this batch.
We'll share information about contest results later this summer, both here on our website and by email to all entrants.
We've excited to announce that our contest deadlines will be extended for a few more days! Submissions for our prose and poetry chapbook contests, judged by Amber Sparks and Natalie Diaz, respectively, will now remain open until Friday, May 22 at 11:59 pm EST.
We look forward to reading your work! Visit our Guidelines page for more information; when you're ready to go, you can submit your work here.
Sarah Marcus: Firstly, your newest collection, Paper Doll Fetus, from Persea Books is absolutely stunning, strange, and gorgeous in all of the right ways. You give voice to the unborn and you examine the intimacies and intricacies of grief in all of its complexity and messiness. This work is layered, politically aware, and filled with beautiful and uncomfortable imagery. Can you tell us more about this project? What inspired you? What do you hope your reader takes away from these poems?