LIFE AS ACTIVISM originated from a need for action, protest, and solidarity. We began this feature seeking works with the theme #ResistTrump. Now we are looking for a broader spectrum of work with social justice themes.
November: “Healthcare in America”
- that speaks to the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or health-insurance, in general;
- that showcases the strength of individuals and/or family members overcoming the obstacles associated with mental health; or,
- that highlights moments or incidents where general self-care was ignored due to lack of funds, lack of access, or lack of public awareness or acceptance.
December: “When the Water Comes…”
- that speaks to the power of water, or lack thereof; or,
- that showcases the ability of individuals or communities to endure or overcome.
January: “Surviving Academia.”
Inspired by a recent podcast shared on NPR.com regarding the growing number of homeless college students in the US.
- that speaks to the endurance and strength of students forced to overcome the rising cost of education, including adult learners struggling to pay for school and provide for their family;
- that tackles the topic of decreasing access to livable wages for adjuncts and faculty; or,
- that celebrates parents and family members who put their own lives and homes on the line to support students.
Manuscripts should be single-spaced.
For fiction, flash, and nonfiction, submit up to 1500 words.
Poetry submissions should be no longer than one page each and up to three pages maximum.
*Literary work only.
*Rhetorically strong essays are of particular interest.
Click here for more information on submission guidelines.