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Collusion welcomes sequences of collaborative poetry—as well as cross-art collaborations with poetic elements—for digital publication in the occasional anthology series 2×4.

Each submission (6 to 10 poems and/or artworks) must be a unified collaborative project. While individual poems/artworks may be created solo, the project as a whole must be conceived and composed by two actively & equally collaborating artists. This shared 

Publication is digital, with 2×4 editions offered on a pay-what-you-want basis. All reader donations toward an edition of 2×4 are split among that edition’s contributors, and all contributors & donors receive an exclusive ebook adaptation of the digital chapbook.

Submit via the form below by AUGUST 31 to be considered for publication in 2×4^3 (fall, 2021). Submissions received by this date will also be considered for publication in 2×4^4 (spring, 2022). 

Collusion Books is currently closed to unsolicited submissions.

When open to submissions, we accept chapbook-length manuscripts of collaborative poetry and cross-art collaborations with poetic elements for print publication. Conceptual, formal, & speculative works are particularly welcome.

Collusion is a design-forward press, and we love collaborating with our authors and artists on the editing process and on exploring design options that compliment or enhance the work. Only in rare circumstances do we print chapbooks that have been pre-designed by the authors / artists, so if your chapbook is already print-ready as a PDF, please justify your design decisions in the “collaborative process” field.

Each manuscript (approximately 24 to 48 pages) must be a unified collaborative project. While individual poems or components of the project may be created solo, the manuscript as a whole should be conceived and composed by 2 or more actively & equally contributing authors. At least one collaborator must currently reside in Canada (regardless of citizenship status).

Publication is 75 to 100 print copies.

Compensation is 20 print copies (free shipping) divided evenly among collaborators. Each collaborator has unlimited access to more print copies at printing cost + shipping.

Collusion Submission Form

1. Author & Artist Info

List the names of all collaborators OR enter the name of the artist collective.
Enter the address where we should send confirmation that your submission was received.
Enter a bio for each collaborator OR the description of the artist collective with a list of members.
Please write bios in the 3rd person (not using "I"/"we") and include your pronouns ("they"/"she"/"he" or similar).
List up to one website for each collaborator OR enter the website of the artist collective.
Our ability to tag authors & artists in social media posts (when possible) can be crucial to promoting their work. If you use any of the below platforms to share your work or to connect with other authors & artists, please consider entering your profile URL(s) or handle(s) and following @CollusionBooks.

2. Submission

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 10 files.
If you cannot upload certain artworks due to size or file type (such as audio or video), please provide a link to each, followed by the artwork title and its position in the sequence. Use commas to separate multiple links. For example, " (Painting of a Panic Attack, 4th in sequence), (The Midnight Organ Fight, 7th in sequence)"

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