We are especially interested in poems that are crafted with careful attention to shape, line, analogy, music, balance, and beauty.
TEJASCOVIDO invites Texas writers and artists to respond to the effects of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
From the website:
In times of crisis, stress, confusion, and an unpredictable future, we are well-acquainted with the power of words and images to help us focus our minds, calm our bodies, and strengthen our hearts for the comfort and benefit of others.
TEJASCOVIDO, an online literary journal, requests submissions from poets, teachers, artists, photographers, and other writers that demonstrate that power, comfort, and benefit.
We want to share with readers how COVID-19 is affecting health, mental well-being, income, family, friendships, work, the moral imagination, as well as local, regional, national, and international relationships.
We are especially interested in poems that are crafted with careful attention to shape, line, analogy, music, balance, and beauty. Essays should be written in first-person with patient attention to scene, character, tension, dialogue, and empathy.
- Writers should submit individual poems, essays, and images to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All poems and essays should be submitted as an attached Microsoft Word document in Times Roman 12 font, single-spaced, and left justified.
- Photographs and images should be attached as jpg, gif, or png files with resolution at least 1500 pixels wide but no larger than 50KB.
- The body of the email should be considered the cover letter and include the title of the submission and a brief author biography of fifty words or less.
Initially, accepted work will be posted on a regular basis. Writers retain all rights to their work published on this site.
TEJASCOVIDO is edited by Laurence Musgrove. Musgrove’s books include Local Bird (a poetry collection), One Kind of Recording (a volume of aphorisms), and The Bluebonnet Sutras (Buddhist dialogues in verse). He received his PhD in English from University of Oregon, Eugene, and currently teaches at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. He offers workshops on the Buddhist wisdom tradition, drawing-to-learn, and the causes of beauty in poetry. He co-edited Texas Weather with Terry Dalrymple and is currently editing a volume of Writing Texas, the seventh annual conference proceedings of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers.