IN THIS ISSUE

Cover Artist

Charlotte Edey

Contributors

Kanika Agrawal | Cassandra J. Bruner

Kristin Chang | Yongyu Chen | Don Mee Choi 

Natalie Eilbert | Jamie Gusman

Taraka Hamada | Ava Hofmann

Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine (translation by Jake Seyersak) | Amanda Kallis

Ndinda Kioko | Sabrina Li | Aurielle Marie

Sophie Paquette | Mwinji Siame

Billie R. Tadros | Tam(sin) Blaxter | My Tran

David Joez Villaverde | Candice Wuehle

Chapbook

Naima Yael Tokunow

Cover artist: Charlotte Edey

Kanika Agrawal | Cassandra J. Bruner | Kristin Chang | Yongyu Chen

Don Mee Choi | Natalie Eilbert | Jamie Gusman |

Taraka Hamada |  Ava Hofmann

Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine (translation by Jake Seyersak) | Amanda Kallis

Ndinda Kioko | Sabrina Li | Aurielle Marie

Sophie Paquette | Mwinji Siame

Billie R. Tadros | Tam(sin) Blaxter| Naima Yael Tokunow

My TranDavid Joez Villaverde | Candice Wuehle

Chapbook: Naima Yael Tokunow

Featured Artist: Charlotte Edey

 

Charlotte Edey is an artist & illustrator working across print and tapestry. Softly surreal, her work explores identity and the politics of space within feminine and unnatural scenes. Touching on modernist architecture and spiritualism, the spaces are punctuated with organic symbolism and miniature women of colour. The use of scale explores the power of creating and occupying space. 

Quiet | Tapestry
“Originally illustrated in fineliner and pencil, the design explores the idea of sanctuary. Drawing inspiration from contemporary private chapels, the tapestry can be rotated four ways to reveal a different meditative scene of calm, overlooking a mountain range.”

 

Submissions Call for Boyfriend Village #3: The Double Negative Boyfriend!

BWR is casting out our hook for work for our third edition of Boyfriend Village! In our world, psychotherapy is not a science. The portmanteau has become a Finnish delicacy. The right people no longer have adulterous affairs, but everybody is a horse face. The crowd is a genius. The woman is a criminal. The Attorney General is a crazed mob. Apparently the maps have become the territory, but all anyone talks about is whether the piano tuner is cutting corners. Everyone, that is, except you. And we’re listening.

BWR’s next issue of Boyfriend Village is seeking new work before which rather large structures get weak-kneed. We want work that bores discursive holes through the internet, or is manufactured from the dialog beneath the discourse. It should shout in pianissimo and whisper in double forte. We accept fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid, visual and multimedia art, sound collage, video, games, databases. Is your work unclassifiable? Try us. It can be a very large hole. I’d prefer if it was not an internet virus. Whatever it is, it should talk about what isn’t isn’t going on. Because if we don’t know that, we’ll never never get to the heart of things.

Thanks to the generous support of the Whiting Foundation, submissions for this issue will be free.

They open September 15th at 9:00 AM CST and run until October 10.

We pay all contributors to Boyfriend Village.

See our complete submissions guidelines here. Get ready and send us your boyfriends.

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