Announcing a new series of publications called 'Gatherings,' a Chapbook series co-edited by Stephen Johnson and Jenn Cole and printed by Jackson’s Creek Press.

We are opening the call for submissions for the second issue. Please send short works that, in some measure and by some means, emerge from individual research through creative expression.

If this seems like an odd request--it is. Our belief is that it shouldn't be...and that is the impetus behind this publication.

We seek short works of poetry, prose, diagrammatic playfulness of any kind, or drawing, performance traces, painting, photography, digital manipulations, and other works of art that we might be able to reproduce in a small volume.

As you read this, you may be asking a few questions--more than a few. If so, read our 'Manifesto'--that's right, we have a manifesto--and consider our goals. If you have comments, we would be very interested in hearing them. This is a work in progress. We hope it always will be.

We will begin reviewing submissions for the next issue on July 1, 2018. While we cannot absolutely guarantee that all work submitted will make it into this next issue, we do guarantee that all work will be valued, and handled with care, pride and respect.

Style and Submission Guidelines

Submissions of a more literary or textual nature should be kept to whatever can be included on one page. We invite imaginative formatting and formal expression. Gatherings 2 will be printed in vertical (portrait) orientation. Please submit text documents in .docx file format. Submit images in high resolution (600dpi ideal) .jpeg.

We ask that, along with your submission, you send a 200-word summary of the work that contextualizes its production in association with your research and a one or two sentence bio that includes your affiliation. We will publish this context along with the work and we will give you an opportunity to edit this beforehand. Please send submissions to, with the subject line, "Gatherings Submission."

Looking forward to your creative submissions!

Stephen Johnson and Jenn Cole, Co-Editors