Volume II Issue II

#arspoeticus

Each volume of White Stag is themed around one short phrase/prompt that we find particularly compelling.

How you choose to interpret the prompt is entirely up to you.


White Stag is taking on the Ars Poetica. We want writing about writing; techniques, styles, literary epochs, famous authors, pieces of literature, & literary characters. We are extending “the art of poetry” to the art of all writing forms & will not only be accepting Poetry, but Prose & Creative Non-Fiction as well.

Please send us your Baudelaire opium nightmares, your space hero Franco poems, your drunken Gatsby parodies, your creative essays on epochs & how cheese deeply affected the Romantic era. We’ve seen hundreds of pieces about writing, writers, & literature so please be creative. Think outside of the book.
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Heed All Guidelines

Poetry: Please send a minimum of 3 poems. We do not like accepting “one-poemers”, unless they are brilliant &/or more than one page. Do not send more than 8 poems. We do not want to read your chapbook...just yet. Poems must be in a .doc or .docx (no pdf’s).
 
Prose: Please send up to 3 pages of prose, but no more than 2 stories/pieces at once. Prose must be in a .doc or .docx (no pdf’s). *Does not need to be double-spaced.

Creative Non-Fiction: Please send us your parodies, creative reviews, creative essays about writing techniques/styles – this is the first time we are accepting Creative Non-Fiction, so please WOW us. We are not necessarily looking for hard “truth” & facts, but we are looking for individuals’ perspectives on the theme without being overtly offensive to an individual or group of people. We must rely on our own perspectives to find truth. Please send up to 3 pages of Creative Non-Fiction, but not more than 2 pieces. Creative Non-Fiction must be in a .doc or .docx (no pdf’s).


*PLEASE NOTE: We do consider work from writers we have previously published. If your work has been published by us in two issues in a row, please wait a couple of issues before submitting more work.


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"We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.​"
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange


Use the form below to submit your work.