Bateau Keel Chapbook Contest Opens August 15th

For the Keel Contest we are looking for prose hybrids.   What the heck does that mean?   Well, prose poetry is hybrid.   Flash fiction is hybrid.   Graphic memoirs are hybrids.   There are many ways of looking at, loving up, being bowled over by hybrid forms… Bateau embraces hybrid writing and also hybrid identities and experiences of writers: traveling between cultures, living as more than one gender, pointing toward the exploding self.   Hugo Ball put it best: “For us, art is not an end in itself … but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in.”

Got something that doesn’t quite fit or something that fits a little too well….Send it our way.

Bernard Buffet, Siemes-Report, 1968