Reminder: Sicily Submissions deadline, June 1, 2010!


Attention writers: the deadline for our upcoming Sicily themed issue is June 1, 2010 (packages postmarked on or before June 1 will be accepted for review). We are requesting submissions of unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, photography and previously unpublished works of translation from the Sicilian! This is an open call for all who have been influenced by Sicily to write. You may be of Sicilian descent or simply have been touched and inspired by Sicily in some way! Our D155 issue will be released next winter 2011 what better way to pass the cold winter than with beautiful images and stories from the island?

Under the guidance of our talented guest editors Michelle Alfano and Venera Fazio, our Sicily issue is going to be one to remember! Sicily has always conjured up vivid images of beautiful landscapes, blue waters and enticing foods. It isn’t a surprise that the island has become an inspiration and muse for many writers. Descant would like to hear what Sicily is to you. How has it changed over the years? What about Sicily today? Sicily is now a thriving metropolitan of sacred traditions and an influx of modern influences. Tell us your story, whether it be past down from generations or relevant to current times today.

My grandfather was a chef for a Baron in Sicily before he came to America. I grew up with him. I used to do my homework at one end of the kitchen table while he cooked at the other end.  – Vincent Schiavelli

We look forward to seeing and reading your work!

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