Signs of Life is an upcoming literary anthology themed around first- and second-hand experiences of illness and care-giving.
How do experiences of sickness or incapacitation change our bodies, who we are, and how we see the world? And how do they affect the people around us?
Writers are asked to write from the point of view of the patient, care-giver (professional or otherwise) or kin. The illness depicted may be acute or chronic, life-threatening or relatively minor. We are anticipating stories that interrogate the difficulty and challenges of not being well but also those of connection, change, humour and growth.
Or show a different side that the editors may not have considered.
The editors are looking for diverse stories that reflect the world we live in and encourage emerging writers and writers from underrepresented groups to submit. It is anticipated that the final anthology will comprise of selected works and commissioned pieces.
Submissions are currently open for fiction and creative non-fiction/auto-fiction pieces.
Closing date: Tuesday 31 December 2019.
Authors of selected works will be notified by February 2020 and paid $AUD100 per accepted piece.
For more information, please visit the Signs of Life website.