SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Thank you for your interest in Violet Indigo Blue, Etc.! We are currently open to submissions and pitches for the following calls. In your submission, please specify which call for submissions you are responding to.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Previously published submissions are accepted. Please let us know where your work has appeared before so that we can credit it accordingly.
  • Simultaneous submissions/pitches are encouraged. Please let us know as soon as possible if a piece or manuscript is no longer available for consideration.
  • Please familiarise yourself with our ABOUT page before submitting.
  • We reserve the right to remove, withdraw, or discontinue any work in the future in case a writer is found to be expressing or holding bigoted or discriminatory views, or has acted in such a manner.
  • Please include an author bio alongside your submission.

Pamphlet submissions

Pamphlet submissions are open from 22nd NOVEMBER 2021 to 30th NOVEMBER 2021. Submissions sent outside of this period will not be responded to. Please direct your submissions to violetindigoblue.e@gmail.com.

Pamphlet submissions should contain 15-25 pages of poetry, any front matter (acknowledgements, table of contents, etc.), and credit to any previous publications. 

The author will receive 5 author copies and 50% of all profits made from pamphlet sales. 

Folio submissions

Folios are short, themed collections of writing. Please direct your submissions to violetindigoblue.e@gmail.com.The following folios are currently open for submissions until further notice:

SERIES 2

VAULT

This folio will have a short print run if there are sufficient funds available, in which case any profits will be distributed among the contributors and editor. 

museums, institutions, archives, libraries, academia, observation, categorisation, taxonomy, epistemology, “art exhibition: west bank girl on fire” by leena aboutaleb in Strange Horizons, psychiatry, microscopes, taxidermy, enclosures, borders, “INTERVENTION WITH DESIRE AND POLICE STATE” by Bailey Cohen-Vera in ANMLY, surveillance, “Dear INTELLIGENCE JOURNAL,” by Solmaz Sharif in Split this Rock, “FUCK THE POLICE, FUCK THE STATE, FUCK THE TATE: riots & reform” by Zarina Muhammad in The White Pube, etc. 

Send: 1-3 poems. 

SHORE

This folio will have a short print run if there are sufficient funds available, in which case any profits will be distributed among the contributors and editor. 

Vibe: ocean, separation, BAHR // بحر, distances, water, tributaries, salt, waves, rivers, rain, storms, floods, swells, navigation, “fairouz is searching for a pair of eyes” by Zein Sa’dedin in Cordite Poetry Review, “abdel-nasser births a mermaid:” by Aida Bardissi in Violet Indigo Blue, Etc., isolation, liquid, To the Sea – Seafret ft. Rosie Carney, immersion, drought, “Anna Liffey” – Eavan Boland, biology, “Ernst Haeckel’s Jellyfish” in The Public Domain Review, etc. 

Send: 1-3 poems. 

IDYLL

This folio will have a short print run if there are sufficient funds available, in which case any profits will be distributed among the contributors and editor. 

“well… *grabs wine glass* when the world ends, i hope we go down dancing ahha!” by George Abraham in Underblong, “Alternate Universe in Which I am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me” by Olivia Gatwood, utopia, dinner parties, futures, “courgette flower, crescent moon rising” by Zarina Muhammad in The White Pube, care, bread, abundance, plenty, borderlessness, desire, “i love you to the moon &” by Chen Chen in Poem-a-day, etc. 

Send: 1-3 poems. 

Folio pitches

Folios are short, themed collections of writing. VIBE is seeking guest editors to conceptualise, edit, and curate our third series of folios. You can view our previous folios here. THE DEADLINE FOR FOLIO PITCHES IS 31st DECEMBER 2021
 
If you’d like to curate a folio with VIBE and have an idea for what it should look like, pitch us! Your pitch should contain:
 
  • Details of your proposed theme/prompt – this can take any shape you’d like, and can be as detailed/specific or broad as you wish
  • A proposed title – this can take any shape you’d like
  • The genres you would be accepting – this can include anything
  • Any previous editorial/curatorial work – this is not a requirement
  • 2-3 writing samples – links to published works are accepted, including on social media or personal blogs; alternatively, you may send us writing samples as attachments
  • 2-3 writers whose work you’d love to feature – this is simply to get an idea of your aesthetic and editorial practice, and you need not have reached out to them yet; you are welcome to solicit their work for the folio later, should your pitch be accepted
  • Anything else you’d like us to know

 

Please direct your pitches to violetindigoblue.e@gmail.com. 

Finished folios will be published on the VIBE website, and may have a short print run depending on the availability of funds. Any profits from such a print run will be distributed equally among you, VIBE, and the folio contributors.