We are looking for writing and art that pushes against the boundaries of capitalism, colonialism, cis-hetero-patriarchy, and specieism. We are looking for writing and art that is created with intensity– rage and tenderness. When we look to the skyline, all we see is grey clouds and grey pavement reflected in empty glass condos. We want to see the world that is possible, even when everyone tells us this is the way it must be.
We are looking for personal reflection essays, local news coverage, local arts and culture event coverage, communiques, poetry, and visual art. We want to publish writing and art about forces that affect your lives and the lives of people you know, based on first-hand experience. We want to hear about your reflections, retrospectives, projects, and on-the-ground reports about actions. The work should be real, relevant, and local to so-called vancouver.
We ask that your writing be connected to the subjects you write about either through personal experience or thoughtful research, so that communities don’t feel like someone else outside their community is trying to speak on behalf of them, or to tell their stories without meaningful allyship.
We appreciate every submission made to us, but there is no guarantee that your work will be published in an issue. If your work wasn’t chosen, it was likely due to volume-capacity, and we encourage you to keep submitting.
Please email us submissions at [email protected].
For next issue, we are particularly interested topics like Black Lives Matter solidarity, organizing under covid restriction/ awareness, rent strikes, houseless communities, and prisoner solidarity. Coverage of these topics could be news based or as personal reflections. We’re also interested in topics that have nothing to do with these things!
Submission period for this issue will end mid-Fall. Feel free to send your work in anytime. Basically, when we get enough content for an issue, we will do an issue!