I am delighted to tell you that I am working with The Creative Process as Poetry Advisor. If you would be interested submitting your work and participating in a brief interview, it may be included on www.creativeproces.info, shown as part of the projection elements of the traveling exhibition, and excerpted by participating literary magazines. Submission Form · Submission Guidelines & FAQ · Submit Your Short Film · Submit Your Visual Artwork

What is The Creative Process?
A traveling exhibition that brings together over 100 leading writers and creative thinkers in iconic portraits and engaging interviews.The Creative Process is being exhibited in top-tier universities and selected establishments around the world. Additionally, these interviews, which explore creativity, critical thinking, and education, will be published online through a network of collaborating university and national literary magazines. As a part of our non-profit international educational initiative, we are also publishing poems, stories, essays, and creative works.

SUBMISSION FORM

POEMS, ESSAYS, STORIES, AND OTHER CREATIVE WORKS
We welcome all genres and disciplines, including poems, stories, memoir, theater sketches, audio, short videos, personal and academic essays, and other text-based forms of storytelling. Those invited by our contributing editors via email or FB invite are assured inclusion in Other Voices alongside your My Creative Process interview. Others who learned about The Creative Process through their university, professor, or one of our participating publications will have their work and/or brief interview included on the site.
"Linked" means your piece was directly inspired by their work or just loosely related to ideas they discussed. You may also suggest a citation by a writer we haven't interviewed.
"Title" was was first published in "Name of Book, Journal, or Website". When previous publication was a book, please include: Name(s) of Editor(s), Publishing House, City/Country, and Date of Publication.
My text is written in a language other than English.
Great. We would like to include it in its original language along with a translation. If you can send us a rough English translation of an excerpt or the full text, we will be happy to assist in the translation process.
INTERVIEW - My Creative Process
This interview may be included on The Creative Process, as part of the projection elements of the traveling exhibition, and excerpted by our network of university and national literary magazines (LA Review of Books, Tin House, The Iowa Review, Indiana Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, among others). Feel free to expand. There is no word limit. Longer responses allow us to share your insights with more literary magazines.

Inspiration, evolution of the piece, and how long did it take to write? Reason you chose the title?
How did you come to poetry?
When did you realize you were a writer?
Are there symbols and metaphors that you return to?
What role does music and sound play in your work?
For you, does your poetry exist more on the page or more when you read it aloud? Do you have some poems which were written to be visual experiences and others intended to be performed? What do you get from reading your work or hearing others perform your poems?
How do you draw upon the places of childhood or other places you have lived for your poetry?
In some ways, songwriters are assuming the role of poets in society. How do you reinvent yourself and engage with younger audiences and those more familiar with other genres?
Have you collaborated with musicians? What other art forms and disciplines interest you?
What makes poetry distinct from all other art forms?
Were you born into a family of writers or artists?
Who in your childhood–for example, parent or teacher–encouraged you to read books? And which books do you remember most fondly?
Which writers/teachers/friends supported you on your path to becoming a writer? (including writers you may have only “met” through the books they wrote)
Are you a teacher? What works do you recommend to your students? What do you hope your students take away from your classes? What advice do you give them?
Do you have a recently published or forthcoming book or project you’d like to discuss?
What are your hopes/concerns for the future of poetry and literature in general? What are your views on the future of communication and how technology is changing the way we communicate, read, interact with the world and our imaginations?
What are your views on the importance of creativity and the humanities?
Ideal length: 250 to 500 words
I WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN OTHER ASPECTS OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS
Participants will be credited in exhibitions at universities and in the interlinking online exhibition and receive a commemorative artwork for their time.) *
To complete your submission, please email a .doc of your text(s) to submissions@creativeprocess.info with your name in the subject line.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & FAQ

What kind of works are you looking for?
We welcome all genres and disciplines and consider previously published works. We aim for pieces which are characteristic of a writer’s voice. Favorite pieces or works that have already resonated strongly with your readers which we can share with a wider audience. Feel free to make more than one submission to show range.
When previously published, we will include the usual acknowledgments. We find publishers are happy with their author’s participation in our non-profit educational initiative.

I notice pieces are often linked to a citation by another writer. How is this chosen?
To open the conversation and celebrate the fact that writers are often “in dialog” with each other, The Creative Process chooses a citation by an interviewed writer and includes this alongside your piece. You may also suggest a citation by an author we have not interviewed.

Can I send artwork to accompany my submission?
Absolutely. Feel free to send us photos of yourself, related images, book covers, or artworks, which may accompany your piece or be used as a starting point for a new artwork/collaboration with the artist Mia Funk.

I’d like to get involved in other aspects of the traveling exhibition and educational initiative.
That’s great. There are many ways to get involved. We love social purpose partners. Let us know on the Submission or Join Us form, and we’ll send you more information.

Short films and special 4th year courses combining film and literature. One of our educational initiatives is collaborating with leading film schools, writers, and the non-profit initiative Storyvid on the creation of short films.  Participate in making a short film or have your story/poem adapted. Read more > 
Piece(s) you submit will be added to a selection of work available for adaptation. If your story is selected, you will be contacted by the participating film school, and there may be opportunities to collaborate further in the filmmaking process. When the film is made, you will be gifted with an original work on paper by Mia Funk inspired by your writing. 
Ways of Seeinga section for visual arts.
The Art of Teaching Interview
and other educational initiatives.

How should I submit audio/videos? What are you looking for? Is interpretation open?
Yes, interpretation is open. You might submit audio/video where you are reading your work, discussing your creative process, or other A/V collaborations. Some writers have a background in music or performance, and it can often be interesting to read their writing alongside other expressions of their creativity.
Video submissions should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo (public access). Please copy and paste the link(s) into your submission form.
Audio – We support .mp3. (If you have audio in another file type and aren’t sure how to convert it, we can make the necessary conversions.)
Most smartphone recordings will automatically be compressed. For best performance, we recommend compressing your files using these specifications:
Bit Depth: 16bit / Bitrate: 128 kbps max (96 kbps for spoken word)
File Size: 160 MB or smaller. For larger files, we will link to an external host.