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Copper Thread Literary Journal is a local journal run by three friends who want to give a low-key space to writers, photographers, artists, poets, and the like. We are accepting submissions for issue 3.
Guidelines and previous issues can be found on our website:

and our Facebook page:

From our website:

The theme is dystopia.
Deadline for submissions is the end of February.
A quick note on this topic:
Dystopia as a concept is set against the idea of utopia, or "ideal world", dystopia being a kind of worse-case-scenario of possible worlds.
We say this because, in any given account of a structured society that is less-than-ideal, one can fail to see the forest for the trees; a small piece of the established order may be elevated as not merely a product of dystopia, but the dystopia itself. Thus, our examination comes from too narrow a vantage point, skewing the concept altogether; if dystopia is the complement to utopia, a hyperbolic dilation of one negative aspect of society is not a good reference point from which to speculate a wholly better society.
We do not wish to police the content or perspective of submissions, but we also don't want a slew of submissions about Donald Trump, or any number of politically/culturally salient but ultimately anecdotal topics.
Keep in mind the function of dystopic accounts on an extended timeline, and how certain visions age with increasing relevance while others gather dust and fade into obsolescence.
Take a step back, look at the forest - it contains all of the trees.
See for more info.
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