Call for Contributors: Voices on the Move, the COVID-19 Edition

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 27, 2021
Location: 
Oklahoma, United States
Subject Fields: 
Borderlands, Fine Arts, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Literature, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

Call for submissions:

Voices on the Move: An Anthology by and about Refugees published by Solis Press in 2020 had wonderful success (https://solispress.com/9781910146460.html). To continue its project, we propose a second edition. The anthology Voices on the Move: the COVID-19 Edition will be looking at the private experiences of refugees, immigrants, and migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this way it will expose the ways in which the pandemic has ushered in a different type of burden, but also how refugees, immigrants, and migrants found ways to resist and denounce it, even when ill themselves.

Not only racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic histories of medicine, but also capitalism’s machinery of profit and political machismo have fed COVID-19’s discriminatory etiology. Research has already highlighted the ways in which the pandemic has disproportionately affected BIPOC individuals and women in particular, in terms of access to health care, sustainable employment, fair housing, childcare, or federal relief funding. But how have refugees, immigrants, and migrants suffered? What makes their experience of the COVID-19 agony different? To what extent has misogyny, gender inequality, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ageism, and discrimination against people with disabilities or different abilities will have found their way to pound them?

We particularly encourage submissions from women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, differently abled individuals, and of course, refugees/immigrants/migrants themselves! We are now accepting submissions for an anthology of literature and art. (If you were interested in submitting to the Women in Lockdown project, this has become it.)

Writers and artists from all over the world are invited to submit in one of the following genres: Poetry: 1-3 poems Drama: a short play, a monologue, or an excerpt from a larger play of not more than 5000 words Essays: an essays of between 700-5000 words; essays can be creative or academic but accessible for a general audience. Fiction: a short story or flash fiction piece; a novel excerpt of not more than 5000 words Photography: 1-3 photographs Drawing art: 1-3 images Art installations: 1-3 images for the anthology on the theme highlighted above.

Submit your work here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpE_SVfjOn8U5kbQZ1bx_0_8CPTpWb...

We are Drs. Domnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan, and we will serve as editors. Submissions will be accepted through August 1st, 2021. We only accept pieces for which the artist owns copyrights, if previously published, and can reprint without charge or penalty. While we prefer no simultaneous submissions, we understand you want to place your work, and we ask that you notify us as soon as you know. We cannot offer compensation at this time.

 

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