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PN – Tiny Spoon: a bite-size experimental literary magazine: Celestial eclipse!

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As we embark on our twelfth issue amid the spring of a solar eclipse, we turn our attention to the vast expanse and endless awe that is our celestial ceiling. We sojourn into soft, vacant space, illuminate with drifting, cosmic light. How are we connected – to ether, each other – as we witness again our midday sun become nothing more than a corona of light embracing our lunar sister? What fragments of light reach us?

“Humans became human when they started looking up” – a Delphi tour guide told us this when we pondered the mountain peaks from afar, speaking of celestial abyss we wonder about the explosions and ruptures which catalog our dreams above our very heads as we turn, in our own moments of stillness, on an Earth with such mighty force we do not notice, yet it rules everything surrounding everything. Magic!

Astronauts ponder the depths of the space belly illuminating the galaxy, the velvet frontier of meaning. Planets aligning, lunar energy moving ripples upon the water and shifting the whole of the galaxy. Moons clinging to the bellies of planets like dear companions. Companionship and space as a relationship to the offerings of potential. The galaxy is a soup and the planets are the bobbing meatballs.

Eclipse is the hovering of two beings meeting in a dance of universe, blocking, occultation of two bodies rupturing the sight line before your eye. Shadowing of the sun, veiling the bride of life in an obscure darkness. The atmosphere is a blanket of time.

Celestial bodies held in orbit around one another. What are our gravitational pulls? What kismet and timing allow for one to shroud the other so that a halo of light might frame the moon? What does this mean for other moments that feel cosmic? For moments that might be in alignment / misalignment / disalignment? What might be other natural or forced altered perspectives?

We want your whimsy, spaced-out dreams, your illuminations and darkness. We want your astrological projections and zodiac antics. We want your universe unveiled within Issue 12 CELESTIAL ECLIPSE.


Here at Tiny Spoon, we are especially interested in experimental work, although not exclusively. If you’ve had trouble finding a home for your work because it doesn’t fit into generally recognized categories, chances are your home is right here with us.

We seek work that pushes the boundaries of conventional genres; work that is daring, experimental, innovative, quirky, thoughtful, vulnerable, electric, eccentric. In other words, your inner workings expanded and exposed, raw and immediate; your fragile soul parted at the seams into our bound paper glossary of tiny wonder. Your voice is beautiful, edgy, infinite, and unique, and we want to raise it.


Please submit through our official form. Only those submitted here within the open call for submissions will be considered.


  • Format text: sent as .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf
  • Art: .jpeg or .tif
  • Please label the file “Last Name_Title of Work”
  • Length per piece: 1,000 words max
  • Font: 12 pt Garamond or a similar font
  • Up to three pieces per submission. Any additional work after the first three will not be reviewed. Please refrain from inserting text submissions directly into the body of the email.
  • Please limit to one submission per issue.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed. Please let us know if it is published elsewhere.
  • Submissions are free!
  • Please provide a one sentence bio about yourself.
  • Cover letters are not required, but you may send one if you’d like. We won’t show preference based on this.
  • You will maintain the rights to your work; if it is published elsewhere or in a collection, we simply ask that you give us credit for first publication.
  • Submitted work will be considered for our print and/or online blog, which allows us to accept more submissions since print space is limited.


April 8
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