The Untidy Season — Call for artists

The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Woman Poets, seeks cover art that celebrates and subverts what it means to be a Nebraskan woman writing and living in the 21st century. We are not looking for images that reinforce the stereotype of what it means to live in the Midwest (cornfields and old barns, etc.)

Please surprise and delight us by submitting any style of pictorial work (abstract, representational, photography, photos of free-standing pieces of your own work, etc.) that embrace and challenge images of what it means to be a Nebraska woman living and writing in the 21st century. We are looking for art that’s simple and complex, typical and extraordinary.

The artist must be woman born in Nebraska, currently living in Nebraska, or who has lived in Nebraska at some point in her life for not less than 5 years.

The Backwaters Press will pay a $200 stipend to the artist whose work is chosen for the cover art. In addition to being used for the cover art, the artwork will be used in promotional and advertising materials for The Untidy Season. The artist will retain copyright and possession of her artwork.

Please send your submissions as an jpeg attachment to The Backwaters Press at Please contact Greg Kosmicki at (402) 451-4052 with
additional questions.

Submission deadline: April 30, 2013.

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