This anthology operates on a volunteer basis. All editors, writers, and artists are donating their time and work to share their concern and draw attention to issues related to climate justice and the climate crisis.
All proceeds from the print anthology will be donated to Fridays for Future Canada and Coast Protectors.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION FOR BOTH ONLINE AND PRINT ANTHOLOGY
Unpublished and previously published works welcome.
PRINT ANTHOLOGY PUBLISHED BY COACH HOUSE BOOKS
TITLE: WATCH YOUR HEAD: RESPONDING TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Submissions received before January 31, 2020 will be considered for both the web and the print anthology. Proceeds from the print anthology will go a group focused on climate justice TBD.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We encourage submissions from BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities, people who identify as living with a disability or as disabled, women, scientists, children and young adults, people outside traditional art and literary communities, and those who identify with other underrepresented groups.
Submissions from outside of Canada are also welcome.
We are looking for innovative creative works in a variety of forms (poetry, fiction, essays, rants, manifestos, and visual art) that respond to the climate crisis.
We are interested in works that focus on the following: climate justice, Indigenous sovereignty, decolonization, racism, disability, climate science, ecology, extinction, and critiques of colonialism, consumerism, neoliberalism, and human exceptionalism as they intersect with, implicate, and are implicated in the climate emergency.
We are excited by work that opens up thinking around the climate emergency and that maps out futures, activisms, action plans, antagonisms, rituals of mourning, and resistance.
GUIDELINES FOR POETRY AND PROSE SUBMISSIONS
GUIDELINES FOR VISUAL ART
WHERE TO SEND SUBMISSIONS
Send all writing and art to our email address: submissionswatchyourhead[at]gmail[dot]com
While we would love to publish all the work that we receive, we are not in a position to do so because of limited time and resources.
Like all literary ventures our selections are subjective.
A rejection from WATCH YOUR HEAD does not reflect on the quality of your work or your commitment to the climate crisis. If your work is rejected, find other ways to share it or continue to send it out.
We are a volunteer operation and are not able to offer feedback on submissions.
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.
Please direct any questions to Kathryn Mockler: submissionswatchyourhead[at]gmail[dot]com
If you are interested in volunteering, email Kathryn Mockler and let her know what you would be interested in doing.
We are putting together a list of volunteers who we can call on to help with the following: posting work on the site, proofreading/copyediting, social media, and helping with events across the country.
This is a volunteer operation and a call to action. There is no payment for publication. We're asking writers to volunteer their work for this cause.
All proceeds for the print anthology will be donated to a climate group focused on climate justice TBD.
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