On behalf of the wonderful Amanda Nicholson, seeking submissions on the following topic (UK only)
“Several years ago, we published words to remember, an anthology that raised money for various cancer charities. In light of the cost of living crisis we have decided to produce an anthology to raise money for charities in the UK that support people in poverty (food banks etc).
We are looking for personal (non-fictional) poems and stories from workers, non-workers (physically unable to work, retired, or for some other reason), and small business owners/freelancers who are or will be affected by the surge in essential items such as energy, food and clothing. If you can address and correct common misconceptions, then even better.
The maximum word count is 1,000 words for nonfiction and 60 lines for poetry. Ideally, poetry should be accessible to people who are not typical poetry readers. Email a maximum of 3 poems or 2 pieces of non-fiction per person. However, it is unlikely that we will select more than one work from each person.
UK based writers for this one only.
While the list below is not exhaustive, here are some examples:
- What the cost of living means for you and your family
- Whether a raise would help you personally (and why)
- Ideas and thoughts about solutions, etc.
- Real tips for surviving this crisis (not the typical smug money-saving lists published in the right-wing media)
- Anything you want to share about the situation.
Don’t worry if what you want to send is not mentioned above. We are looking for true stories and poetry that educates and makes readers think. So, submit your work. It could be exactly what we’re looking for. If your work is a hybrid of genres or doesn’t fit neatly into any specific genre, it might still work in the anthology.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 15 November 2022
Publication date: end of January 2022″