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Hey dada procrastinators! Get your eyes off your naval and take action. Our submission period for Maintenant 12 has been EXTENDED!! through January 15! That means you have TWO more weeks to submit your material for consideration in our next issue of the world’s foremost journal of contemporary dada writing and art.

MAINTENANT is inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan — who created the very first ‘zine in the world with his early 20th century publication Maintenant and we’re proud to carry on the tradition. In past issues, we have published bold work from Neo-Dadaists around the globe. We are honored to be included in the New York Museum of Modern Art archives, as well museums and galleries worldwide. It’s Dada time. This is the theme for MAINTENANT 12:

We Are All A Like

DETAILS: With the rise in social media use, the concept of “like” has reached whole new levels. There’s the idea of an individual’s reaction to events, people, images, etc. as a reduction to “Like” or “Dislike” without need for deeper consideration. Then there is the status factor: that something which is “Liked” by the largest number of people is of value. The concept, while simple, has innumerable ways of looking at it.

You have until
15 JANUARY 2018 11:59 PM EST

We LOVE Dada-inspired poetic word art, collage and photography. All art must be submitted in jpeg, gif or png format, high resolution (300 dpi, 4×5 in, Maximum File Size 10 MB). If you are submitting a text file, please do NOT try to send in .docx format. Save it as a .doc file and this should work (there seems to be a bug in the form program that will not allow .docx files this year — sorry! This year we will be printing in full COLOR, but you can still include image in black and white or color. Please consider submitting either color or black-and-white images on the theme of We Are All A Like. If you are submitting a written piece–poetry or prose–it should be no longer than 25 lines on the theme of We Are All A Like.

IMPORTANT #1: Before you try to submit your work, make sure it is saved in a format that will go through our system. We cannot accept .DOCX files! So if you created your work in Microsoft Word, be sure to reserve it as a .DOC file. It’s very easy to do in Microsoft Word by choosing “Save As” and selecting “doc” instead of “docx”. If you don’t do this, you will find yourself staring at a spinning orb and your submission will NOT go through. So do it! So we can see your submission and all will be well with the world.

IMPORTANT #2: File size MUST be 10MB or LESS!! If your file is larger than 10 MB, it will NOT GO THROUGH!! So please make sure the size is under 10MB (but still 300ppi!!!) so we can actually receive your submissions.

Sorry for these hangups–we appreciate you and your work, so hope that you can abide by these guidelines without too much hassle.

Maintenant 12 will be published in June 2018, with themed launch event(s) in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Europe. Stay tuned for details.

Fill in this form and upload your writing or art. We’ll be making our decisions in February and March. You must fill in ALL required fields. Good luck. 

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I (the submitter of this work, hereinafter referred to as "Author/Artist") hereby grant Three Rooms Press the right to use this submission in their publication, "MAINTENANT 12," if they choose to accept said piece. If this piece is not accepted for publication in MAINTENANT 12, all rights immediately revert back to the Author/Artist and Three Rooms Press cannot use this submission in any other form in any other publication. Upon acceptance, the Author/Artist hereby grants Three Rooms Press (the "Publisher") the non-exclusive and irrevocable right and permission to use and to publish the material described below (the “Contribution”), in any and all editions of the book presently entitled “MAINTENANT 12” (the "Work") and in any and all derivative works based thereon published or distributed throughout the world, in any and all languages, formats and media, and in any and all promotions or advertising for the Work or derivative works, and in the exploitation of any subsidiary rights, including but not limited to first serial publication and second serial publication. The rights granted under above shall be shared by Publisher and the Author/Artist non-exclusively, insofar as the Author/Artist may thereafter publish or authorize publication of the Contribution elsewhere, provided, however, that for a period of one (1) year following first publication of the Work in the United States, the Author/Artist shall not publish or authorize publication of the Contribution to the Work in any other general book form anthology.
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