Call for Submissions

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS.

Ball State University’s creative writing program, home of The Broken Plate and the InPrint Festival of First Books, is proud to announce its latest literary contribution, bonfire(s), a digital anthology of original creative work, craft essays, teaching resources, and book reviews.

For this edition, we’re seeking submissions that explore place, including:

• regions/geographies

• communities

• nature/environment

• travel writing

• spaces where identities and place intersect

bonfire(s) is a gathering place for both emerging and established writers who take creative risks to grapple with complicated and relevant ideas. We are drawn to work that challenges the status quo, meditates on the intersections of place and identity, and situates itself in the borderlands of convention and tradition. We are committed to publishing bold, underrepresented, and underserved voices.

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