Conjunctions is now reading for our Spring 2018 preservation issue; the table of contents here is in progress and will be updated as the collection develops. Conjunctions:70, Sanctuary will explore the myriad ways in which we go about preserving what might otherwise be forfeited.
Whether trained specialists or lay people who care about something, preservationists come from every stratum of life. The archivist, the linguist, the local town historian. The paleontologist, the heirloom seed-saver, the family photographer, the Monument Men. Old two-by-two Noah and taxonomist Linnaeus. The suburban girl who collects enough yard sale books to build up a library and thereby safeguards that most fragile of things—knowledge. All can be preservationists.
We expect to read for Sanctuary through roughly February 1 (we cannot predict exactly when the issue will fill). Writers in the US must send nonsimultaneous submissions via regular mail with SASEs. Please be sure to consult our guidelines carefully before submitting work for consideration. We are looking for innovative, provocative, immaculately crafted works of previously unpublished fiction, poetry, and narrative nonfiction that test the space between fragility and permanence, and that commit their own acts of preservation.
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Four Boxes of Everything
Palace of Rubble
Every Day I Want to Fly My Kite
Obituary for Dead Languages
Saved for Last
Dressed in the Absurd Clothes of the Time: Thoughts on Translation