MAP and Catalyst Conversations on the Essay seek cross-genre submissions for print and online publication
In times of political and cultural upheaval, we often turn to writers and artists to help question and reflect upon situations that trouble us. Cross-genre work has the potential to bring complicated, difficult subjects to the attention of wider audiences in complex, thought-provoking ways.
Towards this end, we’re asking writers and artists to submit genre-bending work that is exploratory and agitates.
We’re looking for works that provoke thought, emotions, action, that make us look differently, more deeply, or might use quiet, stillness and silence to evoke response. There is no prescribed subject or approach and works may include mediums other than writing for example, image, sound and video.
Confirmed contributors include Claire Heuchan (Sister Outrider), Lisa Robertson and Joanna Walsh.
Although the word count is flexible, we recommend that for inclusion in the print publication submissions are limited to 3000 words. Longer, more image or video-based submissions will be included online only on MAP.
Submissions will be accepted from 15 September to 30 September, inclusive. Early or late submissions will not be considered. New work is preferred.
Please submit your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We very much look forward to receiving your submission.