Making Sense

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Qarrtsiluni, the online literary magazine I help publish, has a brand new look and a brand new theme: Making Sense. Here’s how guest editors Katherine Abbott and Rob Mackenzie describe it:

Writers often lean on what they see. But for this issue, we challenge you to build up a world in scent, taste, touch, sound, or any combination of these. We are not outlawing imagery, not at all. We value a clear, active connection with the world. As Wislawa Szymborska said in “Conversation with a Stone”: “Even sight heightened to become all-seeing/ will do you no good without a sense of taking part.” To have a full and concrete awareness of space, physical detail, and emotion, you do not need sight. Take your impetus from another sense, or let material from another sense define or guide the piece.

Read the post for the rest of the guidelines, and the other news about the magazine.

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