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Call for Submissions & Open Contests

Spring / Summer 2024
The "WTF?!?" Issue

This time, Writers and Artists, we want your WEIRD.

Strange.

Dark.

Surreal.

For our Spring/Summer 2024 issue (which, for now, we're calling the "WTF?!" issue), these are the words we'd like you to channel.

Think Kelly Link's rabbits that come to life.

Or the mugging scene in Yelena Moskovich's "Virtuoso".

Think Lincoln and all the other dead, restless souls stuck in the bardo of

George Saunder's work.

Think Carmen Maria Machado's ribbon.

Think of Waj'm Maj'vht, Raphael Bob-Waksberg's disturbing/beautiful creation.

Make us -- with the chances that you take in your narrative, in your structure, in your vision -- say "WTF?!" in the best literary way possible.

Have fun! We can't wait to see what this challenge produces.

ON DELAY

Hello Owls,

The Parliament Literary Journal is, regrettably, on delay. We are hoping the mental fortitude returns soon so that we can give this journal and your works the proper love and care they deserve. 
We will not be using Submittable for submissions anymore. If you submitted your work there, please note we do not have access to it and we encourage you to re-submit it via email at parliamentlit@gmail.com.
Many apologies and we hope to be back creating beautiful, inspiring things with you all soon.

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