Writers United

Call for Papers: Borderlands

posted in Opportunities on 15 May, 2019

Submissions are now open for contributions to Australia’s newest literary journal, Borderlands. Submissions will also be considered for a Northern Territory special feature in Westerly 64.2.

Westerly will be working with Borderlands to include six of the best submissions in a Northern Territory special feature in Westerly 64.2. This special feature is limited to print submissions, and any submission that fits the Westerly submission guidelines will be considered for the feature.

Submission is open to writers and storytellers who:

  • currently live in the Northern Territory;
  • are former residents who lived in the Northern Territory for at least two years;
  • are people with strong familial or cultural connections to the Northern Territory; or
  • are activists critically engaged with issues concerning the Northern Territory.

Borderlands acknowledges that not all storytelling traditions are written traditions, and is therefore seeking creative texts, visual, photographic, audio and video submissions, including:

  • essays
  • memoir
  • short stories
  • poetry
  • book reviews and art criticism (essays, memoir, stories, poetry, reviews, translations and multilingual writing)
  • translations
  • multilingual writing

Please note the maximum 3,500 words for text submissions, 10 images for photographic submissions and 10 minutes for audio/video submissions, and a maximum of three poems per submission. It is the responsibility of the writer to secure relevant permissions from the original authors for translation submissions.

Submissions close on Friday 31 May 2019.

More information can be found on both the Westerly and Borderlands websites.


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Westerly and Borderlands