Storyboard 18 Call for Submissions

Storyboard 18 Call for Submissions

Storyboard 18 Call for Submissions


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ISSUE 18: Sustainable Islands

While sustainability is often associated in the mainstream with the practice of “going green,” for island communities, it means much more. Sustainability includes a multi-tiered system of people, resources, legends, heirlooms, land, traditions, and practices. In this 18th issue of Storyboard, writers and artists are invited to draw inspiration from all elements of what sustainability means to islands and island peoples. Possible topics to explore include, but are not limited to:

•Traditions • Land Ownership • Land Development • Ocean Practices • Fishing • Planting •Money/Currency • Health • Religion • Resources • Recycling • Reusing • Materialism  •Legends • Stories • Degradation • Consumption • Balance • Inheritance • Ancestral Connections  •Traditional Healing

Storyboard: A Journal of Pacific Imagery is accepting submissions of previously unpublished work from the original writer or artist for Issue 18 until Monday, December 10, 2018. The journal’s mission is to foster literary activity in Guam and the broader Pacific. Storyboard publishes quality poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written in English or any other Pacific language (with translations into English), as well as visual art. We welcome submissions from published and unpublished writers and artists in or from around the region, or writing/art about the region. We particularly encourage writers and artists from Micronesia.

Submission Guidelines

Poetry: Submit up to five poems, a maximum of 10 pages in Microsoft Word format documents. Prose: Submit up to three prose entries, with a maximum of 2,500 words each, double-spaced in Microsoft Word documents. For longer pieces, please query first.

Authors of works in Pacific languages should provide at least rough translations into English for initial evaluation. The journal is willing to help arrange help with translations.

Accepted pieces may be copyedited and will require the review and approval of the writer within a timely fashion.

Artwork: Submit up to five pieces of visual art. Artwork must be submitted in .jpg format (minimum 72 dpi). If accepted for submission, we will require a larger format (minimum 300 dpi). If you need to mail in a CD, DVD, or submit through Dropbox, please send an email request to Artwork must include a title and caption for each piece submitted in a Microsoft Word format document.

Please visit to download the submission requirements and required forms. Included in this link are the following fillable documents:

Cover Letter Sheet An introductory letter with name, email, phone number, titles of writing and/or captions of artwork, and biography including credentials, expertise, previous publications (if applicable).

Signed Submission Agreement

Send all required forms along with the writing and/or artwork submission/s by no later than Monday, December 10, 2018 via email to All documents are required to be submitted electronically.

Storyboard is published by the University of Guam’s Division of English and Applied Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in partnership with University of Guam Press. The purpose of Storyboard is to foster and promote literary activity in the Pacific Islands.