Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia describes 'vice' as "a practice or habit considered immoral, depraved, and/or degrading in the associated society. It can refer to a fault, a defect, an infirmity or merely a bad habit. Synonyms for vice include fault, depravity, sin, iniquity, wickedness and corruption. It's also a generic legal term for criminal offenses involving prostitution, lewdness, lasciviousness and obscenity. Vice is the opposite of virtue."
That certainly leaves the door wide open, at least thematically speaking, for Urban Graffiti 11. As long as submissions deal with "urban vice" in some way, shape, or form -- UG will consider it -- the more "immoral, depraved, and/or degrading" (in other words, transgressive) the better.
URBAN GRAFFITI is a litzine of transgressive, discursive, post-realist writing concerned with the struggles of hard-edged urban living, alternative lifestyles, deviant culture -- and presented in their most raw and unpretentious form. Submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, b&w artwork and photographs are welcome. Send all correspondences with a short creative bio c/o Mark McCawley, editor, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation is made in copies only, and URBAN GRAFFITI retains the right to reprint accepted submissions as a PDF file as well as in future anthology form.
Deadline for submissions: November, 2009.