Flash is often defined by what it isn't: it isn't more than 500 words, it isn't a full narrative, it isn't plot or character or just a poems without line breaks. Flash, however, is an opportunity.
For the reader: to rotate a whole in the mind, to encounter language pruned and curated, a candy quick to dissolve that lingers on the tongue.
For the writer: to flex and bend, produce fresh expression within limitation, to discover the essential. And in the end, speak through the unsaid and arrive at something unexpected.
New Media & Art Guidelines
Because Glassworks seeks work that tests conventional boundaries of written and visual form, we invite an array of new media and art submissions. To us, new media challenges what we know and accept as text and narrative by re-conceptualizing them into new spaces of image, sound, and motion.
Examples: photo essays, graphic literature, audio (podcasts), photography, animations, short film, paintings, collages - send us your best multimodal creative work.
The varying forms demand new media submission guidelines to be flexible, but generally submit no more than two seven-minute video works, two fifteen-minute audio clips, or five images. Since selected images may appear in web and print, please provide high-quality imagery (300 dpi/high resolution). Query for all other forms: GlassworksMagazine@gmail.com
Craft Essay Guidelines
Glassworks seeks writing about writing or new media. Craft essays may have elements of scholarship and research, but should largely be thoughtful meditations or theoretical considerations applied practically through explications of writing or new media art. Craft essays should not function as reviews or evaluative writing, but should offer insight into a work's construction and rhetorical function. In other words, show us how it's made and teach us how it works.
Craft essays are accepted up to 1500 words.