Eyeshot is internationally accessible.
Fiction, poetry, photographs, rants, reviews, links, essays, and other unclassifiables are accepted and declined.
We pay in dissemination and validation, however meager.
Anything you send to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferably attached) will be received and read.
All submissions must include at least one word, unless the submission is a picture. No maximum limit. The longest thing on Eyeshot has more than 76,500 words. The shortest has none.
Once there was a time when asked about submission guidelines we consulted the many sages and they all replied, "Cows never roam from pastures with no fences. It is undeniable. And so, there shall be no submission guidelines."
Now it seems it's all the rage to limit certain freedoms. And so, we present new guidelines for those who'd like to submit. They're not quite guidelines, more like recommendations. They're not requirements, more like coordinates.
New Work, New York
We at Eyeshot.net believe that after 9-11-01 there should be a dramatic change in what we post, or if not a dramatic change, than at least a change in intensity, or at the very least, please try to submit NEW WORK. After a forest fire, aspens and pines come in by the thousands. They get everything going again. They are not fullgrown oaks. They're these little, flimsy, cool-ass, muthafuckin' pines that grow out of the ash and charred shit. So, this means we're looking for new material, something you've written since 9-11-01, or at the very least, something that still seems relevant.
Your submission does not need to include . . .
- details from post-9-11 life
- literal references
- obscure symbolic associations
- burning or collapsing buildings
- the phrase "make no mistake"
- the word "harbor"
But there should be . . .
(Again, these are just some ideas.)
We are still encouraging visitors to send works that are plagiarized. Scan your favorite story, change the author's name to your own, italicize phrases to make it seem written recently, insert vulgarities at inappropriate times, change names to those of celebrities, do a few find/replaces for commonly used words. Change "gooseberries" to "derek jeter's naggets." Change "cathedral" to "lions run amok."
We are also actively encouraging visitors to send transcripts of instant messages. Here's how to do it. Spend all day at work on an instant message service with a loved one or budding flirtation or some asshole you don't really know. Wait until your exchangee logs off. Click "file." Click "save as." Open the file in Word. Change the names to those of celebrities. Send here. We will post.
Anyway, send something.