Gully Submissions CALLOUT

Each season Gully will publish an e-zine (and printable version) based on one of the 5 senses. Each season will be spread out over 6 months. Each season will also include a podcast discussing the theme in further detail, exploring our (Gully Founders) personal connection to the season and an in depth interview with one of the successful applicant’s showcased that season.   

The theme for this season and ISSUE 1 is TASTE: what tantalizes your taste buds? We are looking for submissions in your chosen artistic medium: poetry, prose, visual art, visual art, visual art on your creative interpretation of this theme. We want to hear about what foods excite you… and what foods don’t! Tell us about family recipes! What is your personal relationship with food? What have you got growing in your garden? How do you nourish yourself? What is your meal routine? What can you find in your local market? Favourite restaurants? Who taught you to cook? Where do you get your produce? Fave cuisine? 

Your submission doesn’t have to be food related! We are open to your interpretation on the theme of taste. 

We accept submissions in English, Urdu and Bengali along with all regional languages and dialects from Pakistan and Bangladesh. Please do include a transliteration for submissions other than English. We are also looking for translations on the theme.

We are happy to receive your work in whatever format feels best: visual, written, audio. The Gully team will then sift through applications and pick 10-15 to publish in our launch issue, working closely with the artists to allow a cohesive collaboration.

We are offering £50 per published submission, as well as interviews with some of the successful applicants. So, get submitting! We are practically drooling in anticipation already! 


Submission criteria: No age limit, must be based in Birmingham, Pakistan or Bangladesh

Format: poetry/ prose/ visual art/ flash fiction/ non fiction. Word limit: up to 40 lines for poems, up to 300 words for prose/ fiction/ non fiction, up to 3 minutes for audio

Submissions open: 09/09/2020 please use this form to submit

Submissions deadline: 10/11/2020 (successful applicants notified by end of October) Gully Issue 1 TASTE Launch: Dec 2020/ Jan 2021