FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS WATCH YOUR HEAD?
An anthology of creative works devoted to climate justice and the climate crisis and all issues that intersect.
HOW DID WATCH YOUR HEAD GET STARTED?
This anthology came together as a result of a climate crisis poetry reading organized by Kathryn Mockler and hosted by Extinction Rebellion on September 7, 2019.
The line up included Margaret Christakos, Adam Giles Catherine Graham, Hege Jakobsen Lepri, Khashayar Mohammadi, Terese Mason Pierre, Rasqira Revulva, and Todd Westcott.
It was a moving and powerful event. We needed a platform to share their work, and so Watch Your Head was born. It will continue to be a home for climate protest readings as well as a place to present writing, video, art, music about climate justice and the climate crisis.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF WATCH YOUR HEAD?
Watch Your Head wants to keep conversations about the climate crisis and climate justice at the forefront.
We want individuals to make their governments and industry and media accountable.
We want people to act and to demand action. We must keep the conversation about climate justice and the climate crisis going. We can't continue on business as usual.
Here are some things you can do: attend protests, join a climate organization, sign petitions, write to your members of parliament, talk to your friends and family, share climate articles on social media.
WHY IS THIS ANTHOLOGY CALLED WATCH YOUR HEAD
Watch Your Head is both a warning and a critique of our self-interest that got us into this climate emergency.
WHO IS IN THE EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE?
Visual Art Editors: Jennifer Dorner and June Pak
Literary Editors: Madhur Anand, Catherine Bush, Stephen Collis, Tom Cull, Francine Cunningham, Catherine Graham, Daniel Lockhart, Kathryn Mockler, Hoa Nguyen, Elena Johnson, Kirby, Canisia Lubrin, Khashayar Mohammadi, Kim Mannix, Terese Mason Pierre, Sina Queyras, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Rasiqra Revulva, Yusuf Saadi, Trish Salash, Sanchari Sur, and Jacqueline Valencia
WHAT DOES THE EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE DO?
All the editors have different roles. Not all of the editors will be reading submissions. Some will read from the slush pile, others will be soliciting, or working on the print anthology, or organizing events.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ONLINE ANTHOLOGY AND THE PRINT ANTHOLOGY?
The online anthology of Watch Your Head is an ongoing project in which the editorial collective will continue to publish writing and art about the climate crisis and climate justice.
In June 2020, Coach House Books will publish a print anthology of Watch Your Head, and there will be a series of events, readings, and panels across the country that will highlight these issues.
CAN I SUBMIT TO BOTH THE PRINT ANTHOLOGY AND THE ONLINE ANTHOLOGY?
Yes. All submissions will be considered for both until February 16, 2020. (deadline extended from January 31, 2020).
I AM INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR WATCH YOUR HEAD
We are not looking for editors or volunteers at the moment.
Please follow our social media accounts and blog for updates and calls for volunteers.