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Africa, UK & Ireland: Fixing Earth Anthology Vol 2 - Call for submissions
Deadline: Fri 15 Jul 2022
Mwanaka Media and Publishing are seeking work that investigates and proposes a way forward to fixing earth for their upcoming anthology. Prose and poetry contributions invited from writers residing in Africa, UK and Ireland, and their diasporas.

The bottom line is we have to fix the earth or Earth will fix us. Fixing is always effective when it starts on you, me, the individual. No one can really fix you but only you. How can we as humanity fix the earth each person fixing their relationships with earth?

This anthology wants to focus on the individual actions that build the collective, how can we as individuals create, innovate and change our interactions with earth and the other living beings so as to create a healthy earth for us and our futures.

We are always open to any type of inspirations and muses whether its fictions, stories, poetry, essays, plays, songs, letters etc, from writers residing in these regions Africa, the UK, and Ireland, and their diasporas. This is a continuing interaction between writers in these regions. The first volume that came out in 2018 was focused on Politics and knowledge production, find it here

We are looking for work that investigates and proposes a way forward to fixing earth. It could be historical precedents, it could be religious and spiritual, it could be empirical scientific, it could be looking at modern commodification ideas to see how they can be done in a way that replenishes earth. We also want work that grapples with climate politics, climate warfare, climate racism, climate holocaust.

For prose/mixed genres and plays, 1 piece per writer of no more than 10000 words. For poetry, no more than 5 poems per poet, preferably short poems.

Include a bio note of not more than 100 words highlighting your previous publications. Send entries (including bio note and address) as one word doc to before 15 July 2022.

This book will be published by Mwanaka Media and Publishing and distributed by African Books Collective UK. Due to budget constraints we can only offer contributors pdf copies of the book for now. We are not able to pay royalties neither to offer free print copies.

No simultaneous submissions. Authors retain copyrights to their work and are free to republish in the future.

For further information, please click here

Deadline: 15 July 2022 at 17:00

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