Note: Effective immediately, cur-ren-cy will be closed to new submissions.
For a number of reasons, we've decided to stop publishing new work here, after we have published what we have in the hopper. Instead, once a year or so, we will publish a special issue of cur-ren-cy's parent website, Right Hand Pointing, of poems, fiction, and art fitting the cur-ren-cy theme. For more information about these future issues, be sure you stay subscribed to the RHP newsletter.
We've had a good year and have published some terrific work, but the volume of good work hasn't reached the level we had hoped.
Dale, John, and Howie.
At present, cur.ren.cy is publishing poems, fiction, visual art and creative nonfiction inspired by the hard times, economic, social, and political, that many in the United States and elsewhere are enduring. Poems should be no more than 24 lines and creative nonfiction no more than 500 words. We hope to be surprised by your writing. We place a premium on freshness of language and perspective. We have no interest in the pedantic, dogmatic, or sophomoric. The challenge here is writing about these matters in an artful, non-preachy way.
SO, a special caution: This topic, understandably, could prompt preachy writing. We're not really open to that. Accepted pieces will stand on their own as good poetry or prose--more than just responses to the theme.
We have decided to stop including the usual author bios on cur-ren.cy. Instead, we would like to do very brief "contact information" lines when requested by the author. Examples: "Dale Sharp's" email address is email@example.com" or "More of Bucky Nero's work is available at www.buckynero.com" or "Billy Hill's chapbook, "The Soul of Kissinger," is available at www.plasticrussia.org."
Be sure to include that kind of line in your submission. Thanks!
Send no more than 3 poems, or 2 pieces of creative nonfiction in a submission. We are now using submishmash.com to handle submissions. Please submit at http://lhw.submishmash.com .
We look forward to reading your work. Really.
Dale Wisely, Howie Good, and F. John Sharp