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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Willowherb Review seeks submissions from writers of color

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DEADLINE: 30 June, 2020 at 23.59 (CET).

We’re looking for previously unpublished prose by writers of colour—non-fiction especially, but we will consider fiction and poetry—on nature, place, and environment. If you're unsure if your piece fits the bill, let's just say we believe nature writing can tackle all sorts of issues: from stories of farming to long treks, tales of migration, racism, community, and beauty. You might be writing about remote places, cities, lost landscapes, or old homes. We're looking forward to seeing what matters most to emerging nature writers. Above all, your submission should have a great sense of place and attention to the natural world. 

Have a look at our previous issues to get a sense of what we’re looking for. 

Submissions must be finished work.

At this moment, we aren’t looking for reviews or literary criticism, but please check back in the future.

Who are you?

We’re looking for English-language submissions by BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) writers, writers of colour, and Indigenous writers (BIPOC). You can be located anywhere in the world, but the main language of the submission should be English.

If you're unsure of what we mean by writer of colour, have a look here. The term ‘people of colour’ is used to describe any group/person that is not white, often sharing a common experience of racism. Indigenous can be taken to include Native American, First Nations, Inuit, and Aboriginal identities, among others.

Length and Format:

Prose submissions can be up to 3000 words in length. Poets can submit up to three poems in total, but we may only publish one.

Files should be in .doc or .docx format, with the filename as follows: YourNameTitleOfSubmission.doc


Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt. double spaced, no headers or footers in formatting please. Poems do not need to be double spaced.

If published, your submission’s copyright will remain with you. The edited text will be licensed for use on The Willowherb Review’s website. You’ll be free to re-publish your work in future with credit to The Willowherb for first publication. The submissions we select will be paid according to our small budget: €150 for prose, €50 for poetry. You’ll need to be able to issue an invoice and be paid via bank transfer or PayPal.

*Please note that data collected in the submissions process will be held on file until the selection process is completed, after which point it will be deleted. If your submission is chosen, we’ll keep hold of your information for invoicing and tax purposes.*

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