hey party people
i wrote a long as fuck response to this on my phone during a work trip and it did not fucking post, so apologies this is going to come off half assed maybe. Without further ado::::::
If you worried about submitting your stuff to multiple places and need deadlines like that to keep your scheduling good, tell us that’s what you need to know for and we’ll let you know something.
If you worried you sent something in and we’re going to be like LOL POSEUR or some shit like that, don’t worry, we won’t. We haven’t suggested edits to people in the past, on some raw media tip, but then again, we haven’t had this many submissions, nor this many from outside Philly/unknown places. So if something is cool but could use editing (whatever that means), we might say something.
If you’re worrying that we got the shit at all in the first place, trust me, if you sent it to ‘email@example.com’, and the title of your email had the word ‘submission’ somewhere in there, we got it. I think I peeped alllll the submissions as they came in, labeled them as such, and at any rate, once I get a minute and the stragglers are in (people who we were in touch with working on stuff, still working on stuff), I’m going to do some meticulous coder eyes diving on the inbox and gather all materials to be processed proper. Then the four of us will begin going over things for real for real.
That said, we got somewhere in the ballpark of 20 submissions, unprecedented on our part, not including our own work which will go into the thing. Most were text, a few visual/audio jawns.
I peeped that a couple submissions included bios that were full of academic resume flexxing, and if we accept these chumpies, I’m going to personally request the ppl write a bio that makes sense to a regular ass person. If we find any submissions that are overly wrought with college minded traps, I’m going to figure out how to deal with that. You know that REMEMBER LIFE OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER post on tumblr? I am personally deadly serious about not giving a shit about academic theory speak. Fuck the ivory tower. Educating and empowering yourself is some truth, but fuck the ivory tower. You can be theorizing and world building outside that thing.
Moving on, if we feel that we need to prioritize urban city poor working struggling queer black mixed of color type voices+++, we may extend the deadline again. Just letting you know. Or essentially, those who may be not-men, not white, and not affluent. Bucking the paradigms.
Metropolarity is a little crew of four, we all work full time jobs, none of our schedules overlap, and it’s hard for us to meet up. I feel like this call for submissions got more than a couple people asking for info on if we got their thing, when we’ll let them know, when when when when, and some of it feels weird to me personally, cause like the deadline had not even come up yet at that point. I’m VERY grateful people think of us highly enough to spend their time/energy on linking up. But just, if you feeling anxious about what’s going to happen next, you can be specific with your needs/concerns and we’ll/I’ll write back to you in good time.
In short, no, we don’t know when we’ll be getting back to people if their work was accepted or not. But it will be in good swift time, cause we wanna put this thing together and we want it to be fucking on point.
If quantumfuturism, rasmashramani, or theafterv3rse has anything to add to this chumpie, I suspect they’ll reblog and add or whatever. But yeah. That’s the long and short of it.
Your efforts are flattering and appreciated. We’ll be in touch.