Call To Entry – Group Book 2015

Zatara Press – 2015 Call To Entry Group Book

Book Descriptions:

Each year, Zatara Press produces an affordable Call To Entry Group Book around a themed prompt.  From the submissions, a selection of photographs will be sequenced and edited into a small digital press perfect bound conceptual artist’s book around the unique interactions of the photographs.  Each selected photographer will receive 4 copies of the book.

ZP’s statements on design and photobook creation can be found here.

Themed Prompt:

Life, Love, Reality, Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow—
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream:
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand—
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep
While I weep—while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
– Edgar Allen Poe, “A Dream within a Dream”
The Complete Poetical Work Of Edgar Allen Poe,
Edited Annotated and Arranged with Memoir By John H. Ingram

Sitteth the city, wherein I was born,
Upon the sea-shore where the Po descends
To rest in peace with all his retinue.

Love, that on gentle heart doth swiftly seize,
Seized this man for the person beautiful
That was ta’en from me, and still the mode offends me.

Love, that exempts no one beloved from loving,
Seized me with pleasure of this man so strongly,
That, as thou seest, it doth not yet desert me;

Love has conducted us unto one death.
– Dante, The Inferno – Canto V
Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 


Please include the following:
Submit up to 10 images that are a coherent statement or project
Label Files: lastname_firstname_projectname_01.jpg
JPEGs AdobeRGB 1500px on the longest side 72 DPI
Resume/CV and Short Bio
Send in a ZIP Folder or via
(If your work is selected ZP will ask for larger resolution 300dpi tiff files) 
Email everything to:

Submission Deadline:  June 12, 2015
Extended Deadline: June 16, 2015

Notification Date:  June 22, 2015

Expected Public Release Date:  July 6, 2015