Issue #6 ‘HOME’ : Call For Submissions

call for submissions

For issue #6 KILORAN wants to delve into the comforts, and noncomforts of places of belonging. Tackling issues of settling, confrontation of your past self, childhood, family, love, and your place. Where have you arrived when your stomach sinks into the sensation of coming home? Whose hand do you hold, whose back do you stroke during the embrace that follows ‘hello’? Did you even take your shoes off?

Where do you fit? Is it in that photo on the fireplace? A dip in the sofa carved out over time, or in a fist mark in a pillow, a crack in a wall? Which voices sound most comforting saying goodnight? Where do you hope to wake up? When you walk into your childhood bedroom, what does it say to you? Does it welcome you back with open arms and warm scent, or force you back, tell you straight all the things you’ve avoided?

How many times have you run away? Packed small bags with shaking hands, or not packed at all. Walking, or running, or not moving at all. Where did you run to? What opened the door and pushed you out? Or were you the hand? Did you scream and yell so loud that your home ran away from you? How did you ever make it back?

We’d like you to think about where you feel most you, or if you even know that at all? Who, what, where has the ability to centre you, or is there an external place at all? What is home? From universality, locality, and in, in, in to the self. Where is home?

We want your work. We want your photography, artwork, poetry, essays, films, arguments. Anything you want to provide, we want. We are looking for refined work with distinct voices and perspectives, and we believe you can do that.

Deadline for submission is December 30th.

Send your work along with at least 1 image, a picture of yourself, and a short bio to KILORANMAG@OUTLOOK.COM.

Issue #5 ‘MINE’ : call for submissions

call for submissions

In issue #5, Kiloran will tackle issues of the self, ownership, identity and individuality.

The things that make you feel like you, the little things that connect so strongly to your sense of identity, personally, culturally and socially, we want to zoom in on them.

The feelings of ownership, being pulled towards something or someone; romantic and non-romantic. The notion of being yours, being mine, being theirs. The sensation of belonging. The sensation of losing that belonging. Holding a hand that fits just right. Having your hand held too tight.

If you drew yourself blindfolded, what parts of yourself would you focus on? What would you know best? When you look in the mirror, where do you find yourself in the reflection?

Who built this? Is your concept of yourself something you made, or something you were born with? Born into? Are we products of our soil?

The way you feel in a space that is yours, that is safe, that is comfortable. Where is that? What does it look like? Why there?

The line between ‘me’ and ‘you’ / ‘them’.

This is our subject matter.

We want your work. We want your photography, artwork, poetry, essays, films, arguments. Anything you want to provide, we want.

There’s only 2 rules-

  1. Work must be based on the theme of ‘MINE’ but you’re free to interpret this how you wish.
  2. Work must be submitted by the 1st august with at last 1 image, a bio and photo of you.

Submit your work to KILORANMAG@OUTLOOK.COM or get in contact via email or @kiloranmag to discuss ideas or ask questions.