Thursday, December 31, 2009
We're re-opening the submissions cycle! Send us your spines and your caresses, in the form of: writing, art, sound, video!
Submissions guidelines can be found HERE or along the right margin of this very blog.
Remember to check out Issue 1 for a place to start thinking about our aesthetic.
The preparation of the Assignment #2 materials is taking a bit longer than calculated, but the new Great Constraint/Prompt/Spark will be up so, so soon.
Sneak Peek Screen Capture of Said Materials:
...We just want to point out that that shape is entirely comprised of words typed in 4 pt. Helvetica. That is not even the half of it. Literally. Literally, literally.
Sweetest wishes for this incipient turn of the Roman calendar.
In 2010 we continue to gallop toward the heart of your every artistic intent.
Thank you all.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
It was raining. Thanks to everyone who shared everything, the hours well-made, well-spent...
Also: The New Pages blog gave us a look-who's-here mention.
We'll be opening submissions again next month.
'Til Next Time, We'll Be Skipping By The Train Tracks Singing Songs About You & Your Beauty.
Monday, November 9, 2009
STATION ONE: Whisper Us a Story/Remember Telephone?
Below, please find reveler stories, told to others, recorded by thirds -- all persons sitting on small orange stools in a large room with a bright blue floor.
Yes, we did mean magic.
Lia got a text message, saying “Lia, you should go home.” (and he didn’t remember anything else.)
When Anna was young
she went to the zoo
she was in a stroller
the stroller was pushed
where the sharks were
her father had to get her
out without being eaten
by the sharks.
So Amelia’s her oil changed – it’s a story from Amelia, but not about her…He says, he is in the grocery store the other day – checking out…and little things. The guy behind the guy behind him starts massaging the guy behind him’s shoulders. He says, ‘It’s OK. I’m a masseuse.’ He is very sensual. The guy behind turns around and says: ‘Well, I’m a lawyer and you don’t see me fucking the guy in front of me.”
the real lifeboy of him.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
So on Friday night this Happening happened and it was utterly happening. A squadron of St. Louisians (in costume, in fabulousness) descended on Stirrup Pants Chapbook Shop (and venue!) to hear the readings, (which made us cry in ecstasy), and the music, (which made us silent in heightened reverie), and to dance, (the floor bowed with our enthusiasm), and to play various games, (more on that later). We all drank Quiver cocktails, worked our way through chewy candy, and played six years old and challenged each other to Pixie Stix consumption. There were luggage tag broadsides and glow bracelets galore. We met new folks, and hugged them. We greeted old friends, and hugged them.
It was a success, and Super Arrow thanks everyone who helped to make it that way.
Four Game Stations were organized around the venue, cutting small talk to the quick and charging our gray matter with some playful challenges.
At Station One – WHISPER US A STORY/REMEMBER TELEPHONE – we asked participants to sit on some stools and whisper to each other. The results of this will be published in an upcoming post.
At Station Two – FREEZE & TAG – one person posed another person, who stayed that way. Then someone else tagged the frozen; the frozen became unfrozen, and posed the newly frozen tagger…and so on, and so on…Amusing photos will be posted in the future.
At Station Three – GROUPTHINK – we all made a thought map on several sheets of poster board, of associations having to do with the word “FIRST.” The results are epic – so epic, in fact, that it has inspired us for the Assignment for Issue No. 2. Just you wait, electronic art-brethren. It will knock your socks off.
And finally, finally, finally, at Station Four, we had GALLOWS POETRY, a loosey-goosey Mad Libs look-a-like where we filled in the blanks to make some odd goodness. Also, we adorned a gallows with a hanged man-mascot for the evening. Peep the collective poetry below:
THE BAT BAT
MAN KISS AS
(Written 10/30/09, by the Super Crowd at Super Arrow's Debut Launch Party)
How’s them apples? Check back for photos, which we’ll post as they’re sent our way. And if you, you lucky duck, attended our little soiree, and happened to take some pics, please share them with us!
We Are Not Going To Wear Another Jumpsuit For At Least A Decade,
P.S. As of this morning, we have broken one hundred hits, since posting Issue No. 1. Boy oh boy! We’re just pleased as punch. Thank you!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Don't forget about the Launch Party/Mischief Night Happening tonight at Stirrup Pants -- 8 PM @ 2122 Cherokee STL.
Maybe stop by the ol' superarrow.org and take a peep at Issue No. 1. E-mail us (superarrowfliestrue@gmail) and let us know what you think!
Damp in Body but Not in Spirit,
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Oh, WAIT. It's not like that at all. Check US out!
With All Sorts of Appreciation & Love,
*We're not even sure you wear a bathing suit when you're playing water polo. If someone could tell us about this sport's toggery, please do so.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Words of Many Textures by...
Eye-Pop/Jaw-Sock Art from...
....and don't forget to come to the Launch Party!
From Our [Whiz-Fizz-Kaboom] Internet Land to Yours,
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The submissions cycle for the debut issue has eaten its tail, which is to say, if you have not received a response one way or the other, please let us know immediately. Our spreadsheet is carefully tended, but human hands make errors nonetheless...
Remember to put a star in your planner for October 30th, when art will collide with fun to birth a litter of artfun chimeras which will then be set loose upon the greater St. Louis area. There will be readings by contributors, a "THIS IS NOT MY SPECIALITY" just-for-us set by local noisetonewunders birdleg, a dance party facilitated by DJ Double A, activity tables, edible consumables, drinks you've never heard of, and an opportunity to get your hands on some primo Super Arrow objets d'art. All of this at Stirrup Pants, Your Saturday Chapbook Shop!
Until then, we will be pushing pixels around and giggling with joy.
Yours, Theirs & Ours,
Friday, September 11, 2009
2122 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, Missouri
For those still waiting for submission responses, we are working our eyes down to the rods and cones, taking in your sweet majesty. We will get back to you as soon, as soon, as soon as we can.
With Careful But Sloppy Art-Love,
Monday, August 17, 2009
In other words: submissions for the debut issue have been closed.
In more words: we are reading, stocking our spreadsheet like a wrong but gorgeous lake, full of your tropical fish. Let us get out our poles!
Tangentially: we've been on a real simile kick lately, huh?
In closing: thank you to all who have submitted. We'll respond just as quickly as we can.
The issue should go live in late autumn.
And we cannot, just cannot, wait.
Furiously Treading Cool Water with Your Pretty Fins All Around Us,
Monday, August 10, 2009
We'll respond just as quickly as we can, but please have patience as our numbers are few.
Thanks, too, for all of the continued sweet and generous words of support.
Do us a favor and see if you lovely writers can spread the word to your visual/sonic art friends. We have some great stuff lined up but would love to have more! Also, if you are writer who makes art, or who collaborates with artists, don't hesitate to submit a grand hybrid or two.
Spread the word if you like, by using the following image, and linking using the html code below.
<a href="http://www.superarrow.org"><img src="http://www.superarrow.org/images/SAMonogramLinkButton.gif" alt="Super Arrow"></a>
Working in the Salt Mines of Your Brain's Tool Shed & Your Heart's Rumpus Room, Dearly,
P.S. We just got word today that we're listed on Duotrope. Look at us go!
P.P.S. We're not sayin', but we might be sayin'...under 122 hours until the wormhole to Issue 1 submissions closes forever. Then how will you ever get to our region of space-time?
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
You have just eleven days left to send us your word/art magic for the first issue. Please do so with your trademark clear eyes, sharp wits, and pink, pink hearts beating faster in the thick of the acts of creation...as soon as possible.
Check the right-hand side of our little patch o' web for guidelines; amble this-a-way for ASSIGNMENT ONE; point your little cursor here for the mission statement.
We're really excited.
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With the Earnestness of Ten Lassies Racing to Save Ten Timmys from Ten Wells/We'll Meet You at the Gatepost & Drink Lemonade After,
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Mosey over, somewhere between 10 and 3. Super Arrow business cards will be making a cameo.
SUBMISSION UPDATE: We're gathering your jeweled acorns of creative levity and gravity, and will be digging them up this winter (READ: summer's end, the post-deadline August 15) to gorge. Thanks so much for sending your work! Keep doing it, keep spreading the word. You have just under a month until! Procrastinate if you must, but don't forget. We love your potential works already.
Sincerely & With Great Admiration,
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
We want to encourage potential submitters to read our full mission statement -- included below, or just click here -- to get a good idea of what we're looking for as we put together this first issue of breathless, gymnastic and rigorous works. Check out -- and take seriously the intent of generative activity -- the first ASSIGNMENT below, or right here.
ALSO we want to put out a special siren's call to all of the fiction and creative nonfiction writers out there, (whether you write short or long, quiet or freak-out weird prose) AND to those artists who are not used to submitting things electronically or possibly at all. We want your stuff, so badly that we feel the want bristling in our toes during every hour of the clock.
FINALLY, please make sure to spread the word. This project is all about connectivity and support for and by art-makers.
And thank you for the kind words in your e-mails. It makes us blush and then, red-faced, labor with increasing vigor.
With much gratitude and love,
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Pathological thread-weaver? Confess!
Fictioneers? Narrative Schmarrative. Bring the lyric home!
Poets lay down your fears of linear time. You can do this.
ACTUALLY more than just a matter of genre jumping, (because aren’t genres so 2008?), we want you to ransack your writing proclivities and obsessions and turn them inside out. Make your short lines long. Stop using so much alliteration. Transform your existential crises into monologues about Tetris and matching your socks to your belt, or, (for real), vice versa!
Along with your new alien, wondrous, and riskily-written feat, send us a little blurb about why it’s different for you, and how it made you feel.
Interpret the assignment how you’d like; be inventive; make it feel wrong. Then please, oh please, send it to us!
general awesomeness in all forms.
Get to it! By 08 15 2009, please!
We hope that Super Arrow will function as a generative entity, as well as a slightly more traditional journal. Which is to say: we love throwing down assignments/prompts and we would squeal all the more loudly if you were inspired by these assignments, and then made wonderful things out of words and not-words and then sent us copies of those things so that we could publish the new and lovely things. And then, presto! It will be a veritable orchard growing from a humble handful of seeds.
In addition to these ASSIGNMENTS, we will also offer other departments to showcase dialogue and discourse and plainly stellar writing, but mostly you will have to wait until our first issue to examine our fledgling yet spreading breadth.
When considering sending something to us, remember that we are idiosyncratic and maybe even fickle. That being said, we are also total romantics. Here we are, over-caffeinated and wistfully staring out of the café window at the lightly falling rain. We are waiting for you to sweep us off of our feet. It is up to you to design the method for doing so.
We find ourselves quite interested in cross-genre work, and what many well-established publications would call “formal play.” We like a good story, a stabbingly beautiful line, but too, we like to see a writer’s mind working, pushing. We are not modern, post-modern, realist, fabulist, or even fabulous, but hopefully all of those things at one time or another.
We hear you are fabulous all the time. Help us be more like you. Send us your work, to firstname.lastname@example.org in a doc or pdf. DocX is no good for us at all.
For artists of a visual stripe, jpegs of at least 600 dpi are great. Please size responsibly.
Auralists could go for mp3s and we would adore it.
Send along any questions you have, regarding submissions or otherwise.
Your art is like a gorgeous and dangerous yellow dust storm; we are totally a dry Nebraskan farm circa 1934 waiting for your enveloping color.