Gothic Funk Press Seeks Submissions for Arts Journal

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Gothic Funk Press Seeks Submissions for Arts Journal

Contact: Connor Coyne
708.224.5297
blueskiesfalling@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flint, MI / 5 January, 2017 – The Flint-based Gothic Funk Press is accepting submissions for the fifth issue of its arts journal, The Paramanu Pentaquark.

The Paramanu Pentaquark features literature, visual art, music, and mixed media submitted as Images, Sounds, and Words. The journal accepts submissions created in a “gothic funk” style: experimental work featuring degrees of romanticism, darkness, depth, and swagger.

The journal will be published online and available to the public for free. Submissions will be accepted through March 31st 2017 and the issue will be formally launched in July 2017. Submissions can be uploaded from the Gothic Funk Press website at http://www.gothicfunkpress.com/submissions-parapenta/.

In the past, The Paramanu Pentaquark has published artists from around the U.S., as well as the United Kingdom, South Africa, and elsewhere. Submitted work will be evaluated by three editors. The most recent issue of The Paramanu Pentaquark can be viewed online at http://gothicfunkpress.com/parapenta/04/.

Gothic Funk Press has published Mark’s Hat (2014), an anthology of experimental writing by Flint residents, Hungry Rats (2010), Shattering Glass (2013) and Atlas (2015), by Flint author and Press Director Connor Coyne, and has organized community engagement events such as the Flint Area Scavenger Hunt (FLASH) and the Flint Order of Orpheus (FLOOR).

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About

Connor Coyne is a novelist living and working in Flint, Michigan. His first novel, Hungry Rats has been hailed by Heartland prize-winner Jeffery Renard Allen as "an emotional and aesthetic tour de force." His second novel, Shattering Glass, has been praised by Gordon Young, author of Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City as "a hypnotic tale that is at once universal and otherworldly." Connor represented Flint's 7th Ward as its artist-in-residence for the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town grant, through which artists engaged ward residents to produce creative work in service of the 2013 City of Flint Master Plan. Connor's work has been published in Santa Clara Review, Moria Poetry Zine, East Village Magazine, Flint Broadside, Moomers Journal of Moomers Studies, The Saturnine Detractor, and Qua. Connor lives in Flint's East Village, less than a mile from the house where he grew up.

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