By 2060, the ratio of Australians aged over sixty-five will have passed one in four. As the proportion of older people continues to rise, how will working patterns, leisure habits and modes of living be reshaped and refashioned to answer future needs? How will this shift in the balance of the population be addressed? Will our seniors be celebrated or marginalised, powerful or powerless? What approach will Australia take to the global phenomenon of long life? And how might listening to the wisdom of our elders change everyone’s world?
Griffith Review seeks new work that examines the ramifications of this shift in population, and explores the transformations of our later years – the positive, the negative, the unanticipated. Griffith Review particularly encourages submissions from older writers, both emerging and established, to provide their perspectives on these questions and more.
Submissions close: Friday 1 November 2019.
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