ISSUE #17 “STICKY 粘”

粘花惹草。。。To stick by flowers and provoke the grass; to flirt, to lure in, to tempt.

Submissions to Sine Theta Magazine's 17th issue, themed “STICKY 粘”, are officially open! We want works which pull apart slowly, and leave your fingers tacky. Pieces of art and writing that entrap and leave no clean resolution. Can you unravel an idea and reveal its contradictions? Does your work flirt with different registers––will it get caught up by another? This issue asks for submissions that allow themselves to be drawn in by influences, to indulge in discomfort and complications.

Submissions are due SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 11:59 PM PDT to sinethetamag@gmail.com for full consideration of your work(s). Visit our submissions guidelines for more details. Feel free to DM or email us with any questions you may have; we welcome pitches ahead of time!

Visual prompts can be found here.

Verbal prompts:

heteroglossia - polysemy - mikhail bakhtin - multiple perspectives - chorus of voices / sticky rice - nian gao - mochi / slippery concepts and notions - contradiction - oxymoron - productive meanings derived from conflict or miscommunication / soulmates / sweet foods - fruit - jelly / the spatial - negative space - cézanne’s modulation / arcadia - bacchanalia and dionysian - luxe calme et volupté by matisse - les nabis / clay - mud - sculpture / touch / impasto / the sublime - surreal landscapes and locations / obsession / power up by red velvet / sap / toner - essence - serum - potions / tropics - sugar - colonialism / silkworms - cocoons - metamorphosis / industrials / arachnids - nets - traps / routine - return / heat - wax / soma / climate catastrophe / tape - binds - restraints / confection - convection - confession