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Call for Submissions: Superheroes

Sarah and Jeff Boyle

"Superhero" by José María Pérez Nuñez. Via  Flickr  and courtesy a  Creative Commons  license. 

"Superhero" by José María Pérez Nuñez. Via Flickr and courtesy a Creative Commons license. 

Now that National Poetry Month is over, we're ready for something new. And seeing as how we're heading into summer blockbuster season and summer blockbusters mean superheroes, we want some superheroes, too. This spring and summer, we'll be publishing writing prompts and writing by YOU on the theme of the heroic.

Your challenge this spring (and summer) is to write something--anything--about superheroes. You could write a short story about a superhero of your own creation. You could write a poem praising your favorite Marvel, DC, or indie superhero. Meme-ify your favorite superhero; make him or her say wildly uncharacteristic things or dig into the truth behind the character's motivations. Consider writing a personal essay about who your favorite (or least favorite) superhero is and how he or she helped you through a difficult time. When you have something you love, be sure to send it to use so we can publish it on the blog

To submit: email your piece as an attachment or pasted into the body of the message to us at Just put “SUBMISSION: Superhero” in the title line, so we know to open it right away! Please include your name, age, and school in your submission. All pieces accepted for publication on the blog will also be considered for publication in KaPow! Superhero Edition, scheduled for fall publication. If your piece is selected, you’ll receive a free copy of the zine (and extra copies are always on sale on our website). Deadline to submit is Thursday October 1, 2015.

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