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Not Very Quiet: Issue 8 Submissions

Date: Sun January 31 2021 12:00 am to Sun January 31 2021 11:59 pm

Not Very Quiet is an online journal for women’s poetry from Australia and overseas.

Issue 8, March 2021: Mask

‘Mask’ derives variously from the mid 16th century French masque, from Italian mascheramascara, probably from medieval Latin masca, ‘witch, spectre’ but influenced by Arabic maskara, ‘buffoon’ (Wordflex app 1998–2008, using Oxford Dictionary data ).

It is a word with widespread interpretation and meaning. It encapsulates all seven previous Not Very Quiet issues and still leaves scope for new ideas and explorations in Issue 8.

‘Mask’ has special resonance in gender discourses, and of course, has a special meaning in 2020 images of bushfire smoke and the pandemic.


Key dates for issue 8

Publish provocation – late September 2020

Open for submissions in Submittable – 3 November 2020 to 31 January 2021

Selection and production – February 2021

Publication and launch  – March 2021


For more information, visit the Not Very Quiet website.

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