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.
Proceeds from the print anthology will be donated to RAVEN and Climate Justice Toronto.
INFORMATION ABOUT PRINT ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSIONS
Submissions for the print anthology are now closed and selections have been made.
Submissions prior to Feb 2020 were considered for both the online and print anthology as stated in the call for submissions. It may take up to eight months to receive a response for the website due to the volume of submissions.
The pandemic set us back a couple of months, and we have limited administrative resources.
We appreciate your understanding and patience.
If you have not heard back, your submission is still in consideration for the website.
However, if you have not heard back by September 1, 2020, please follow up with Kathryn Mockler at submissionswatchyourhead[at]gmail[dot]com
Submissions for the online anthology are ongoing. See guidelines below.
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.
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.
Submissions from outside of Canada are also welcome.
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
Decisions for the online anthology may take up to eight months. We ask for your patience and will respond as soon as we can.
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.
Writers and artists are welcome to submit twice a year.
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
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.
However, writers and artists selected for the print anthology will receive three copies of the anthology each.
Proceeds from the print anthology will be donated to climate orgnizations.