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Mirrorball: How Taylor Swift Reflects the Loss, Hope & Love of Millions Around the World

Mirrorball: How Taylor Swift Reflects the Loss, Hope & Love of Millions Around the World is an anthology of writings from around the world inspired by Taylor Swift, her music and her call to fans globally to cry and laugh and dance and mourn and grow together. More than anything, the anthology mirrors the joy that has come from sharing our lives with one another the way Taylor’s lyrics of love and loss, of betrayal and of chosen family, have made all the Swifties around the globe feel less alone.

We are calling for contributions from all nations, all genders, all ages and all levels of fandom. 

Whether you have published a dozen books or you are in school dreaming of your first publication, whether you spent hours making outfits to attend the Eras Tour or you were just your children’s driver, whether you danced alongside tens of thousands or cried alone with your headphones on—send us your work.

We especially encourage submissions from writers who have been historically underrepresented in literary publishing.

Guidelines:

We welcome submissions now through January 31, 2024.

Please submit 1-3 poems or prose up to 3500 words. 

Submissions may be in any style and format. Please upload your entire submission as one MS Word file. Be sure to include your name and contact information on the first page.

Contributor pay is $50/poet and $100/essay or prose (one acceptance and one pay per contributor).

All submissions must be previously unpublished. We are not accepting reprints for this project.

Mirrorball: How Taylor Swift Reflects the Loss, Hope & Love of Millions Around the World will be edited by Chiwan Choi and Michelle Grondine. 

Chiwan Choi was born in Seoul, Korea, spent his early childhood in Asunción, Paraguay, and now splits his time between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. He is the author of 3 books of poetry, The Flood, Abductions, and The Yellow House.

Michelle Grondine is a Tokyo-born multiracial Japanese American writer, photographer, and content creator living in Los Angeles, CA. Previous written publications can be found in Letterboxd, Cultural Daily, and Rebelle Society.

We are looking so forward to reading your work and, even more, getting to know you, our extended chosen family. ❤️💛💚💙💜 

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