Calliope Crashes seeks to engage the culture in a fresh and entertaining way without the use of PEDs. We do this on the macro and micro level.
On the macro, we welcome articles about any facet of popular culture and its meaning. We want to look at the big picture rather than address the momentary hysteria. As such, we are not interested in reviews unless they open on to a wider topic or trend in the culture. Take a look around to get the feel of the place and the approach.
On the micro level, we are looking for personal stories that illuminate what it means to live right now or back then or how the two embrace. No experience is too big or too small if it is well expressed.
You can submit articles to:
1) The Hurdy Gurdy, our daily blog. Articles should be 500-750 words. You will receive a byline and undying glory for your clip file.
2) Going Long, our features section. Articles should be 1200 words or more. Should your article be accepted we will ask for sources for fact-checking purposes. We will publish two/three articles per month and we pay $100.
Calliope Crashes buys first serial rights. All other rights are retained by the author, because we’re not evil.
We only publish original, nonfiction work. Any mopey poetry submitted will be printed and burned so middle schoolers can make s’mores and roll their eyes at your effort.
We look forward to you joining the circus.