Hinterculture: A call for art & the 100th anniversary of Llano del Rio the utopian socialist colony

FROM HINTERCULTURE – A desert organization encouraging art, action, and involvement in the high desert.
Hinterculture is currently holding an artist (writer, musician, historian, visual etc etc) call for the 100th anniversary of Llano del Rio, the utopian socialist colony off the 138.
Here is some info:
Hinterculture and Craftswoman House are pleased to invite proposals for a project marking the centennial of the Llano Del Rio colony on Saturday, May 3, 2014. We seek proposals from all disciplines and encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches. The Llano site offers unique possibilities for site-specificity within the physical landscape and proposals should consider the opportunities and constraints of working within a desert environment.
Individuals are encouraged to visit the Llano site (located at approximately 165th Street East along Highway 138 otherwise known as Pearblossom Highway) and preview a podcast that features historical information, sound art, and interviews about the Llano community https://soundcloud.com/temporaryresidence/the-next-step-a-journey-to
Please submit a one-page proposal that details your project, participants and any logistical requirements, current CV, and link to a website or examples of previous work to: proposals@hinterculture.comDeadline: January 31, 2014

Photo: Royal Arch Yucca of the Mojave Desert, Cal. "I crossed the Mojave Desert at sunset, & saw these strange shapes against a dull red sunset sky. Cacti." From: Views from a Trip to California, Volume 2<br /><br />UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library


SATURATION: AV Arts Publication Volume Three: Call for Submissions

SATURATION: Antelope Valley Arts Publication is headed toward its third volume and is now officially open for submissions.

The theme of the upcoming issue, set to be released in late spring, is


The publication is specifically seeking art (especially black and white/pen and ink art work/black and white photography) relating to TURNING POINTS and also relating to ideas of nightlife, of haunting, and of being alone on the road. Submissions do not have to be related to the theme or to these ideas. You can submit whatever you want, but your chances of selection go up if your work matches the theme.

Other submissions types that are open: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Short Fiction, Arts Announcements for recurring events, and…we’d suggest more categories too but won’t right now (because we haven’t thought of them yet and don’t know what YOU HAVE IN MIND). 

This issue promises to be more selective than previous issues, but the goal remains the same – to champion local artists, showcase local talent, provide concrete proof of Antelope Valley art and artists, and to generally try to bring together artists with an audience of interested people.

You can still pick up copies of SATURATION volume two at Sagebrush Cafe while supplies last, though supplies are nearly depleted at this point. Your last chance for volume two, fittingly, comes at the same time as your first chance at participating in volume three.

Send submissions to: poeticwax@rocketmail.com

SATURATION – Antelope Valley Arts Publication Seeks Submissions

The Antelope Valley Arts publication, SATURATION, is seeking submissions for its spring issue. 

The theme for spring: Movement/Motion.

Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2011

Send submissions to: poeticwax@rocketmail.com

Accepting submissions of all sorts of work: fiction, essays, poetry, book reviews, film reviews, music reviews, (brief) philosophical tracts, summer show announcements, thoughts on the Antelope Valley, Photography, images of: paintings, sculpture, collage, and architecture.

 If there is anything left out, it’s because we didn’t think of it, not because we aren’t accepting it for consideration in the spring issue of SATURATION. 

Copies of the previous issue are nearly sold out, a few paper copies remain at Sagebrush Café, in the hands of the Antelope Valley Thespians and with artist AJ Currado.

You can see content from the previous issue of SATURATION online here in a draft version.

Poets & Artists: A Door is Opened…

Open Call for Submissions to

The Open Doors Zine

The Open Doors Poetry Zine is a publication created in celebration of Jack Wiler’s poem “Divina Is Divina.” It is a collection of thresholds; it is a collection of names. It is doors turned into poetry.

You might ask, “How does one turn a door into poetry?” To which I would say, “Any way you would have a door become a poem.”

Learn more.