Parachute Poetry Project


Submit! I am producing a unique “journal,” and I am looking for your writing.

I am looking for around 50 or more small poems, microfiction, nanofiction, vignettes, haikus, and so forth, no longer than 150 words. This is not a strict limitation, and you may exceed this number of words. Why so short? Because, if accepted, I will be typing your submission onto a small weighted toy parachute and dropping them from a building in SLC.

Send your submission as a docx attachment without your name in the document to Write “Parachute Poetry” in the subject line.

Because of the unique format in which I will be releasing this “journal,” I will take liberties with editing your content so that it may fit onto the parachute. I promise to attempt to uphold the integrity of your piece as best I can, though some meaning may be lost (or added).

I will attempt to read the submissions blind. Submissions will close as soon as a feel as though I have 50 quality pieces, so the sooner you submit, the better chance you have of making it on to a parachute. Feel free to invite your friends to submit.
This is not an official literary journal, so you will retain all rights to your pieces.

I am like pieces that play with language in unique ways. I also like narratives. I am fascinated with reconstructed realities. What currently turns me on are (but not limited to): Nabakov, Denise Duhamel, Bob Hicok, Tracy K. Smith, Ocean Vuong, Aimee Bender, beat poetry, po-mo, etc.

While there are no content restrictions, I think pieces about floating, flying, falling, parachutes, etc would be neat, but no required. Send whatever short piece you believe is best.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kim (You are not alone) says:

    Brilliant idea. Thanks for reaching out to us here on WordPress. I’ll poke around, see what I may submit, and send it ASAP. P.S. Bob Hicok is a wordsmith god!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Gray says:

      Thanks, Kim! Please, share! The more submissions I receive, the better the project will be.

      Liked by 1 person

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