Sunday, 25 November 2012

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS-Issue #5: Brief Encounters


Ponytail is bending down on one knee and asking you for submissions to our next issue on the theme of Brief Encounters. Brief Encounters can have long lasting reverberations on how we live our lives or they can merely be a passing moment soon forgotten. They can be emotional, social or cultural exchanges, human interactions or encounters with nature, the paranormal. They can be romantic or otherwise. Maybe you just want to write about how they should have just had sex in the film instead of increasingly fraught cups of tea. Just go for it. 

This New Yorker podcast of Roy Spivey by Miranda July read by David Sedaris is a good point of departure for the theme both as a narrative catalyst and as a narrative constraint.  It's sad and hilarious:

Ponytail happily accepts short stories, humour pieces, personal essays, poetry and comic strips or pieces.
Please send to all submissions (or any questions you might have) to ponytail.zine[at] by
18th January 2013

Good luck!