IRIS II: Call for Submissions


We’re beginning work on the second edition of IRIS, and are opening the call for submissions.

The second edition will follow on from the first: a collection of art and writing exploring the theme ‘Sense of Place’. As before, this subject is purposefully broad.

As a small book, IRIS has certain limitations that result from its construction. A single gathering only allows for around forty pages so space is restricted. For the first edition we placed a limit on the essays, poetry and prose – we now want to lift that constraint. Instead we are seeking interesting and experimental pieces that play with space.

We are looking for contributions in the following genres:

The interview
Prose (fiction or non fiction)
Printing (lino, screen, wood)
The essay (short or long form)
Drawn or painted work
The review

In particular, we want to encourage collaboration and response – whether in terms of critical work, illustration or joint-authorship. As before, our aim is to foster artistic encounter and discourse, both between the pieces and between our contributors and their readers.

Important Dates

The deadline for expressions of interest and/or abstracts is Friday 8th July and the final deadline for contributions is Monday 25th July. (Although we do not require abstracts before submission, it is helpful for us to know the form your contribution will take.)
The second edition is anticipated for release at the end of September 2016.
Further Information:

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

If you intend on submitting visual art please contact us at the above address to discuss arrangements and accepted formats.

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