Monday, January 21, 2013

Mennonite power and politics


We are looking for new, unpublished work about or involving power and
politics in s ome way from writers and artists who self-define as
Mennonites, whether practicing, declined or resistant; we also accept
writing and visual art by non-Mennonites about Mennonites. We'd like
to see a cultural conversation on the topic from many different
perspectives and with diverse approaches and styles. This is the third
and final themed Rhubarb issue featuring taboo subjects rarely talked
about in polite Mennonite society, the first two being Money & Sex.

Does a Mennonite heritage affect elected politicians making laws for
Caesar? How do women of Mennonite heritage exercise power in the 21st
century after generations of Kinder, Kueche, Kirche? (Children,
kitchen, church)? Is the Mennonite church ready, or is it irrelevant?
Are we still turning the other cheek? Are violence and anger, its
repression and excesses, endemic to Mennonite patriarchy? Are
Mennonites passive aggressive? How about you?

Poetry Editor: Victor Enns

GUEST EDITORS (pending funding)

Fiction: Andreas Schroeder

Non-fiction: Hildi Froese Tiessen


Poetry: Up to 30 lines

Fiction and non-fiction: Up to 2,500 words

Artwork: Black-and-white artwork including high contrast photographs
that reproduce well in the magazine printing process. A limited number
colour images are used in each issue, including a cover image and
images for an art feature inside.

Rhubarb will also publish humour, book reviews, commentary, issues
analysis and articles related to the theme. Contact Sarah Klassen at for reviews and Victor Enns at for
anything else.


Submit to Rhubarb by email, which we prefer at

Attachments accepted in Word doc or docx, images as tiffs or jpegs.

Snail mail submissions are also accepted at:

Rhubarb c/o MLS, 606-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

Please include your name on every page!
All submissions should include a short bio and full name and address
of contributor.

Submissions deadline: April 1, 2013

Publication Date: Summer, 2013

Rhubarb buys 1st North American rights, paying $50.00 on publication.

Elma Schemenauer,, author of 75 books published in
Canada and the USA, editor of many others. Blog Website

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