MOD. is running a pilot program collating an anthology of short fiction, poetry, illustration and photography. We are inviting 15 – 22yo. to submit their work which will be reviewed by an editorial panel, curating up to 20 submissions which best reflect the WAKE theme. The anthology will then be printed and sold at MOD. Shop to showcase local creativity on issues about what it is to be human and our place in this world.
What to submit?
MOD. is looking for original creative works in the form of short fiction (fiction or non-fiction) and poetry up to 800-1000 words, and/or up to 3 works of illustration or photography per submission. You will keep all rights over your work, we just want to collate, publish and share it with the world!
The theme for Wake is:
We want you to respond to the following statement:
We rely on our interactions with oceans, yet what do we leave in our wake? Our theme invites you to consider oceans and waterways as used by people in exploration, conflict, travel, sustenance, refuge and relaxation. Are people part of a complex thriving ecosystem, or the agent of its demise? What turbulence might we face in the future?
To potentially get your work published and in front of a large audience. We are aiming to have around 100,000 people through our doors in the first year. You will also receive a free copy of the book to keep valued at $20 and a $30 honorarium gift voucher. You will also be invited to the exclusive launch event where you can meet other like-minded people and mix with UniSA professionals and academics.
The finer details…
> We will only accept works from people aged 15 - 22yo who live in South Australia (including international students).
> Your work can be exisiting but it needs to be original (ie no plagarism!)
> Your work must fit in with the WAKE theme outlined in the paragraph you need to respond to
> Your submission must be accompanied by your full contact details and a short paragraph of how your work meets the theme of WAKE to be considered.
> Please thoroughly check your work for punctuation, spelling errors etc before submitting. This saves our Editor's time!
> Ensure your work is in the correct format (creative writing in Word format with 1000 word limit. Artwork A3 landscape size, 300dpi in high resolution jpg or pdf format)
As mentioned, we want you to keep all rights over your work, after all you created it, however we will want to use your work, or details of it, in both the publication and promotion of the published anthology eg in social media. So if you are successful, we will send you a copyright release from detailing how we will use your work so you (or your parent / guardian) can give us permission to do this.
Submit your entry now!
Tuesday 28 March: Submissions open
Sunday 7 May: Submissions close
Fri 19 May: successful submissions notified
Early July: Launch event of WAKE anthology
Any questions? Please contact Leanne Cotter: email or phone 8302 0985