“Love, exciting and new/ Come aboard, we’re expecting you” (Paul Williams, Love Boat Theme)
“Once the first avowal has been made, “I love you” has no meaning whatever; it merely repeats in an enigmatic mode – so blank does it appear – the old message (which may not have been transmitted in these words). I repeat it exclusive of any pertinence; it comes out of the language, it divagates – where?” (Roland Barthes [trans. Richard Howard], A Lover’s Discourse)
Submissions are invited for the 54th issue of brief, which will be a thematic issue on love, edited by Olivia Macassey. Submissions are to be received by February 29, 2016, and can be emailed to brief.the.journal [at]gmail.com. Non-electronic submissions up to A4 in size can be mailed to the editor by prior arrangement.
Brief, a biannual print journal (founded in 1995), is a space for new experimental writing, work that does something interesting, etc. It publishes poetry, prose, essays & criticism, hybrid forms, and occasionally visual art. Contributors receive an issue of the journal as payment.