NOTICE: Volume 1 of New Illustrated Anthology Series features “The Horror” @ Horror, Sleaze, and Trash, “Ben John Smith” (pages 53 – 60). Take a FREE Issuu e-book -gander of entire interior pages…
CALL FOR Volume 2 SUBMISSIONS
OpPRESS is actively Soliciting Original Poetry & Pictures for Art Book Anthology, OpUS: Bound TEXT/UREs – Volume 2, to be published September 12, 2016, in hard-copy format along the same vein as the just released 8.5″-x-11″ full-color Volume 1.
Submissions CLOSED to Previous – Vol. 1 – Contributors.
Submissions OPEN to Any Other Artist – (Poet or Picture Maker) – Who Has FIRST PURCHASED Copy of Volume 1, which describes, by example, a sample range of text(vis)ual images that OpPRESS would be inspired to blend together and serialize. We leave the surveying of our range’s boundaries up to each artist’s “Poles & Prisms.” We prefer to synthesize – or “blend” – artists of the two different disciplines together ourselves, but are open to submissions from those who are [am]bi-hemispheric and have made their own blends, as did both the “Old School” artist and the “New School” artist presented in the “First Series” (pages 7 – 12) of Volume 1.
The “Issuu” link (above) connects to a FREE and Complete interior-pages digital replica of Volume 1. We’d rather that work submitted not “tell us,” but “show us.” So, in the spirit of egalitarianism, instead of telling you what we want to see submitted, we prefer to show you. This way, less is lost in translation. So THEN, why must a Vol. 1 Hard Copy be purchased? For two reasons, mainly…
Firstly), to cover the TWO COPY PAYMENT of Vol. 2 to each of its Published Contributors as well as the costs of shipping “Review Copies.”
Secondly), OpPRESS makes Art Books, not résumés… that is, we’re not looking for shotgun submissions simply to pad out a “Credits” list. These books are to be seen and touched, like from being lifted off of a coffee table where displayed to entertain guests and inspire conversation, if not conspire invocation. These Illustrated – Illuminated – Anthologies are, as one Volume-1 Contributor wrote us, “work[s] of art unto [them]sel[ves].”
Okay, Now for The ESSENTIALS… (Read Carefully, Please)… Submissions WILL NOT be looked at UNTIL January 15, 2016, but they may be submitted any time BEFORE April 20, 2016… but Only AFTER a Volume 1 Hard Copy is FIRST Purchased. Seriously.
CLICK the “Issuu” Link (in “CALL FOR Volume 2 SUBMISSIONS” above), which will redirect to the book’s FREE Issuu e-book preview. On the e-book’s page “1” is a hyperlink to the Hard Copy’s BUY site through Amazon. After purchasing, Amazon will email back a Receipt with an “Order” Confirmation Number. Save that email, which, when you are ready to send Your Submission, you must forward (FWD:) that same email receipt to “OpPRESSbooks@aol.com” along with submission attachments. CHANGE the “Subject” heading to “Submission by [your (artist’s) name].” Poems and Picture Images need to be sent as attachments to that FWD’d email. Send no more than twelve (12) word.doc pages of poetry, all in one (1) document in whatever font that suits, but is set to at least 12 points. Send no more than 12 picture images either scanned into 300dpi JPGs, or attach one (only) online link to images in the body of the FWD’d email (as it may be impractical to email more than a few 300dpi attachments without zipping files). One (only) personal online link to a clutch or cycle of poems (in body of FWD’d email) acceptable also. We will respond to special circumstances/requests (after January 15 and before April 20, 2016) as long as request is sent in a FWD’d Amazon Book Receipt email. IMPORTANT: Any Submission emailed other than in a FWD’d Amazon (OpUS) Book Purchase Receipt will be DELETED UNREAD. No exceptions.
AS TO previously published work… that is fine with us. OpPRESS is also not interested in compiling a First-to-Publish “Credits” List for itself, either. However, if submission was previously published, submitting artist – Poet or Picture Maker – must still own full copyright to his submission. We’re only looking for what inspires us to create something more than the sum of its parts, and to present the submission in a way that it had never been presented before… as a new TEXT/URE – a blend of poetic TEXT & pictURE. OpPRESS will only claim copyright under its name these composed TEXT/UREs. Original, Individual copyrights remain with the original, individual creators. In the meanwhile, a Facebook posted Submissions Event will be monitored by the Publisher, Mike Castro @ https://www.facebook.com/events/1652361568378410/. Feel free to post any germane questions there in regard to this latest OpPRESS venture. However, Please DO NOT Post Poems Nor Pictures. (They will be Deleted.) We look forward to another spectacular volume for Art’s – if not Fuck’s – sake. ~eMCee