Black Writing Matters
Edited by: Whitney French
University of Regina Press
Slated for Publication 2019
The University of Regina Press is now curating creative nonfiction works for Black Writing Matters: Reflections on Contemporary Canadian Life, a forthcoming anthology. Creative non-fiction includes but is not limited to essays, articles, interviews, memoirs and literary journalism.
We are searching for bold, brave, to the bone writing. This collection will be exploring the rich complexities of the political, intellectual and everyday realities of Black people living in Canada. Perspectives from artists, academics and historians are welcome but we also invite voices from mothers, fathers, working class folks, retirees, social workers: black voices from all walks of life. We also want to amplify intersecting identities (queer, refugee, Muslim, disabled, Indigenous etc.). Our desire is to investigate systemic issues such anti-black racism, but also celebrate the familiar phenomenon of black joy. The writing we are inclined to publish should stir with the intimacy of sitting in a black woman’s living room.
Please note: We are only selecting a limited number of academic texts that are grounded in the everyday. This anthology seeks to capture the human spirit, rather than theorizing about it. This collection should outline how Black lives in Canada is like at this moment.
Submissions should be between 2,000 – 3,000 words.
Please submit original works unless you have a piece that fits which you have non-exclusive copyrights. Please submit pitches and full pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2017
Edited by: Althea Prince
Selected story in anthology, "Glass" by Whitney French
Slated for Publication: September 2017
3 Cities: Poems
By: Whitney French
Self Published: 2012
Cover art: Sept Design
Printed and bound in Canada