Submissions for the TIMBER Summer 2018 Issue around the theme of CONFLAGRATION will open February 2nd.  

TIMBER’S Summer theme is CONFLAGRATION.

CONFLAGRATION: a large, destructive, or threatening fire.

For this issue, we’re seeking poetry, prose, and visual poetry/word art that reflect the danger and power of the hungry flame. Fire, metaphorically, has been used to define a range of experiences and emotions, many of them contradictory: rage, passion, vigor, politics, war, rebirth, disconnection, hunger, ruination. To say the world is on fire would not be an overstatement, no matter the meaning or the range. In Colorado, we’ve always got one eye on forest fires, but our relationships and social institutions seems equally at risk of bursting into flame.

Send us the fires that occupy your minds and leave scars on the earth in their wake. These are the fires that necessitate rebuilding or force a change in thinking and heart. These are fires comprising thousands of little fires gradually building into an inescapable inferno. Send us work that equally refuses to be ignored.

If you think you have something that captures any of the literal or metaphorical possibilities of CONFLAGRATION, chances are we’ll see it too. We’re interested in seeing each and every possibility contained in the kernel of our theme.

Sometimes, TIMBER burns..

Sometimes, after the fire, we heal.

We are accepting submissions in poetry, prose, and visual poetry/word art. We are also interested in hybrid work that pushes against the limits of genre. 

TIMBER is a journal of literary art based out of the University of Colorado-Boulder MFA program. 

Send us your work related to the theme of CONFLAGRATION. 

We seek work that pushes at the boundary between creative writing and visual art, whether in the form of formally experimental text or textually populated image or work that isn't encompassed by either category. Please submit 1-3 pieces in a .doc, .docx, PDF, JPG, MP4, PNG, or MPG file. We are interested in hybrids, concrete poems, erasures, textually driven photography, experimental comics, illustrated flash, collages, video poems, and more. 

Only previously unpublished work will be considered for publication. We allow simultaneous submissions as long as you promptly notify us if the work has been accepted elsewhere. If you would like to withdraw individual poems, please add a note to your submission. 
Send us your poems related to the theme of CONFLAGRATION. 

Please send 3-6 poems in a single DOC or DOCx file. Hybrid work is welcome, translations are welcome, but please provide written proof of your rights to translate. Please make sure your name does not appear anywhere in the document or in the submission title. 

Only previously unpublished work will be considered for publication. We allow simultaneous submissions as long as you promptly notify us if the work has been accepted elsewhere. If you would like to withdraw individual poems, please add a note to your submission. 
Send us your prose around the theme of CONFLAGRATION. 

Double-spaced. 4,000 words or less of fiction or creative nonfiction. Flash fiction as well as cross-genre and hybrid pieces are welcome. DOC or DOCx file. Hybrid work is welcome. Translations are welcome, but please provide written proof of your rights to translate. Please make sure your name does not appear anywhere in the document or in the submission title. 

Only previously unpublished work will be considered for publication. We allow simultaneous submissions as long as you promptly notify us if the work has been accepted elsewhere. If you would like to withdraw individual flash pieces, please add a note to your submission.