I found this call for submissions while working on my Submission Bonanza!, an attempt to submit work to thirty literary magazines in the month of July.
Since a huge part of my interest in writing and words is place-based, I am in love with this project and I wanted to share it with you all and encourage you to submit too!
Even if you don’t have writing about Florida, it’s a really lovely prompt.
What Is It?
Places to Stand is a literary map of Florida, using words instead of photos. Each pushpin marks a point where a contributor has written a short nonfiction piece about what it’s like to stand at that particular place at a particular moment in time. Some of the Places to Stand pieces are memories. Some are written on the spot. Some are written as poetry. Click on the pushpins and take a literary tour through Florida time and space!
Places to Stand in Florida (appears on sawpalm.org)
Please tell us what it’s like to stand at a specific place in Florida at a specific time of day in 500 words or less. While we enjoy the unusual, locations should be public and accessible (so not your bathroom!) Please include GPS coordinates.
Unlike other categories, current or recent USF students and faculty are welcome to submit pieces for the Places to Stand series.
Poems submitted as part of the Places to Stand series are welcome but should be justified left and otherwise not have complex formatting and spacing. This is due to technical limitations in Google Earth.
You can submit here!