Call for Written Submissions

Written submissions are sought for a multimedia art show, Same River Twice, based on the history, culture, and environment of the Jones Falls River of Baltimore City and County. Submissions are encouraged in all genres—poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Same River Twice is scheduled to open in April 2011 at the G-Spot, an art gallery and performance space located on the banks of the lower Jones Falls in Hampden. The show, which will include visual art, music, performance, multimedia, and writing, will explore personal, historical, environmental, and cultural reactions and interactions with the Jones Falls. The audience for the show is meant to include any and all of the communities that use and live near the Jones Falls, including businesses, art patrons and practitioners, motorists, nature seekers, and residents. The show is part of a larger group of happenings called the Rotating History Project, founded by Teddy Johnson and Heather Rounds.

Writers of all types are encouraged to submit work that uses the Jones Falls, both the river and its environs, as a starting place or inspiration. The written work will be curated and edited by local writer Joseph Young, and those works chosen will be published in the Same River Twice book, which will feature full-color art as well. Authors will also be invited to read their work at the show’s opening reception in April.

Writers should limit their work to 3000 words or less. Because of space limitations in the book, shorter pieces may be given priority over longer works, but quality will be the first concern; thus, longer pieces of special merit are encouraged.

Work must be submitted by January 10, 2011 for consideration. Address work to Joseph Young at rotatinghistoryartproject@gmail.com.

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