made a signRhubarb #33 Call for submissions – Deadline
April 1, 2013

We are looking for new, unpublished work about or involving power and politics in some way from writers and artists who self-define as Mennonites, whether practicing, declined or resistant; we also accept writing and visual art by non-Mennonites about Mennonites. We’d like to see a cultural conversation on the topic from many different perspectives and with diverse approaches and styles. This is the third and final themed Rhubarb issue featuring taboo subjects rarely talked about in polite Mennonite society, the first two being Money & Sex.

Does a Mennonite heritage affect elected politicians making laws for Caesar? How do women of Mennonite heritage exercise power in the 21st century after generations of Kinder, Kueche, Kirche? (Children, kitchen, church)?  Is the Mennonite church ready, or is it irrelevant? Are we still turning the other cheek? Are violence and anger, its repression and excesses, endemic to Mennonite patriarchy? Are Mennonites passive aggressive? How about you?

Poetry Editor: Victor Enns
GUEST EDITORS (pending funding)
Fiction: Andreas Schroeder
Non-fiction: Hildi Froese Tiessen


Poetry: Up to 30 lines
Fiction and non-fiction: Up
to 2,500 words
Artwork: Black-and-white artwork
including high contrast photographs that reproduce well in the magazine printing process. A limited number colour images are used in each issue, including a cover image and images for an art feature inside.

Rhubarb will also publish humour, book reviews, commentary, issues analysis and articles related to the theme. Contact Sarah Klassen at [email protected] for reviews and Victor Enns at [email protected] for anything else.


Submit to Rhubarb by email, which we prefer at [email protected]
Attachments accepted in Word doc or docx, images as tiffs or jpegs.

Snail mail submissions are also accepted at:
Rhubarb c/o MLS, 606-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

 Please include your name on every page!
All submissions should include a short bio and full name and address of contributor.

Submissions deadline: April 1, 2013
Publication Date: Summer, 2013

Rhubarb buys 1st North American rights, paying $50.00 on publication, $25.00 for reviews.


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