The Precipice Collective is proud to announce the final line-up for our debut anthology, PRECIPICE: WRITING ON THE EDGE. After hungrily sifting through a combined 100+ submissions and solicitations, the editors have chosen 30 pieces that we feel best respond to the prompt outlined here.
How do we explore the edge in order to learn, to listen (sound in shift, an echo distilled)? How do we experience feedback—resonance and residue—as writers, researchers, beings? In what ways are we mediums, conduits, and transmitters for our environment? Can our writing be the medium, or is it always the translation? When we linger on the edge how does our presence shift the gradient? Do we pass the words or do the words pass through? How can the writer learn the membrane by embodying the edge? If words are energetic architectures inhabitable in the reading of a text, then can they be used to translate the language of a landscape? As bodies return to land, to carbon, how does breath-memory haunt? In exorcising place do we suspend space-time?
In alphabetical order, the featured authors, essayists, and poets are:
Sandy Feinstein and Keysha Whitaker
David James Miller
Anna Joy Springer
As of today, we have finished laying out the manuscript and are actively seeking university and/or independent presses with whom to collaborate on the collection’s publication. While we’ve identified a significant number of presses that meet our needs, if anyone reading this blog owns a press or can make an introduction for us to a awesome press that you know of, we’d love to chat further. In all ways, Precipice is a community-driven enterprise, and we value every one of our readers, contributors, and collaborators.
Did you want to submit but missed the deadline? Never fear—we’re not a one-trick pony! Precipice will return with a new call for submissions in 2018.
For now, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the titles available at Indiana University Press—one of our potential partners!
Jade, Jenna, Jess, + Kristen