ARTIFICE MAGAZINE announces an open call for submissions for its upcoming Issue 1, to be published in Â January Â 2010. Â
Submissions will be accepted year-round online at Â http://www.artificemag.com/submissions/
Artifice Magazine is looking for previously-unpublished stories, prose works, and poems, pieces that are (as the name implies) aware of their own artifice: pastiche, mash-ups, cut-ups, experiments gone awry, sly metafiction with a heart, and whatever other sorts of text machines you can imagine. We want things that will make us:
a. laugh and clap our hands with joy and surprise
b. sob silently and clap our hands, with a different sort of joy and surprise
We do not believe that postmodernism need or ought be heartless. But neither do we require that every story wear its heart on its sleeve.
Artifice Magazine is edited by James Tadd Adcox and Rebekah Silverman. You can learn more about them at Â http://www.artificemag.com/about/.