PUB: Call-for-Submissions - BARRANCA PRESS

Call for Submissions
for a new collection: 
Tiananmen Square 25

In remembrance of the Tiananmen Square events of 4th June 1989, Barranca Press will be publishing a 25th Anniversary collection to reflect on the movement and its impact.


Deadline: July 15, 2013


Genre: poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, 
or photo-essay


Entry Fee: none


Work will be accepted until July 15, 2013.

Please see for details or read all the general guidelines immediately below PLUS the guidelines specific to your genre of interest.

Tiananmen Square 25

Genre: poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, graphic narrative or photo-essay

Entry Fee: none; Authors whose work is chosen for publication in the collection will receive four copies of the book.

Concept: In remembrance of the Tiananmen Square events of 4 June 1989, Barranca Press will be publishing a 25th Anniversary collection to reflect on the movement and its impact.

Submissions should reflect on the topic. Considerations from the perspectives of international observer, international resident in China, national observer, the Chinese government, or participant are all welcome. There are no restrictions with regard to the nationality or age of the author.

All submissions should be original to the author, anonymous (the author’s name should not appear on the text), and written in English (or translated into English). You will be able to add cover sheet information with your name and other pertinent information after you click on the genre appropriate to your submission.

Notification: Authors will be notified of the status of their submission by late October 2013.





Lisa Maria Noudehou and Becky Soglin taught English at Tsinghua University from 1988 to 1989, before and during the Tiananmen Square events of spring 1989.  

Lisa Maria, editor, earned her doctorate in literature at the University of Pennsylvania and has taught literature and creative writing at Howard University (USA), Rhodes University (South Africa), and the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). While in Tanzania, she edited a collection of writings by students and staff at UDSM (Tell Me Friends: Contemporary Stories and Plays from Tanzania. Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, 2009) and wrote a handbook for literature students (Literary and Rhetorical Techniques: Texts for Analysis and Workbook. Dar es Salaam: Mkuki Na Nyota, 2012).  

Becky, guest editor, earned an MFA degree in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa and an MS degree in comparative literature from Binghamton University. She also holds an MS degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Iowa and a BA degree in French and English from Washington University. Her book reviews, articles, and creative work have been published in The Christian Science Monitor, The Des Moines Register, Icon, Iowa Woman, North Dakota Review, and 100 Words. She has edited numerous academic manuscripts and reviewed submissions for inclusion in The Iowa Review and 100 Words.