How to Submit

Call and Response Submissions

Call and Response is a photo-literary exploration devoted to the relationship between photographs and words. Using photographs from the Looking at Appalachia project, writers are encouraged to respond narratively to a single image in 1,000 words or less. We hope to use this platform to expand our community and encourage collaboration between photographers and writers.

Submissions are open to everyone, however all work submitted must be the copyright of the writer. Please send the link to the image you are writing about with your submission. There is no limit to the number of submissions. If you have a website, please include it with your submission. Lastly, before submitting work for consideration, please read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Find a photograph you want to write about in the Looking at Appalachia collection.
2. Check here to see if the photograph has already been written about.*
3. Write your response in less than 1,000 words (fiction, non-fiction, documentary, ekphrastic poetry, etc).
4. Email your submission and a link to the photograph you're writing about to project director Roger May.

*We intend to only publish a written response to an image one time, so once that image has been selected, it won't be published again.