Submissions for Living Well / El Buen Vivir / O Bem Viver, a collection of writing and visual art to be published jointly by LASC (Latin America Solidarity Centre) and Channel, are open from 4 February to 14 March 2022. 

For this special collaboration, we invite previously unpublished works from Latinx creators based in Ireland, across Latin America and worldwide which explore our relationship with the natural world. This can include, but is not limited to, exploration of issues relating to resistance, defence of the territory, extractivism, climate justice, El Buen Vivir (Living Well), multi-species entanglements, human, non-human and more than human worlds, the anthropocene or other ‘cenes,’ nature and the environment. Written work will be accepted in Spanish, Portuguese or English for publication in a trilingual edition.

We welcome short prose (fiction or non-fiction) of up to 800 words, poems of up to 30 lines and visual art in any medium suitable for printing on an A5 page.

Please submit visual art in JPG, PNG or PDF format, and ensure all submissions are of high res quality. Writers and artists are welcome to submit work in multiple forms, but please submit no more than two prose pieces, four poems and four images in total.

We believe in paying contributors, and can offer a fee of €50 per piece. One visual artwork will be selected to feature on the cover of Living Well / El Buen Vivir / O Bem Viver, and the fee for this piece will be €150.

Work can be submitted to the editorial team at

In accepting a piece for publication, LASC and Channel will buy first publication rights only. All other rights remain with you and you are welcome to republish your work following the launch of this project in June 2022. We would be grateful if you mention Living Well / El Buen Vivir / O Bem Viver as the place of first publication.

Work for Living Well / El Buen Vivir / O Bem Viver will be selected and edited by a trilingual, internationally-based editorial board, including the Channel team along with the following writers, artists and activists:

Johnny Batista is a composer, bandleader, social activist, and content creator. He released “Earth Justice” with his “Johnny Batista Quartet” EP in 2021. Johnny Batista is also part of the “Brazilian Left Front”, an organization of Brazilians in Ireland fighting for social justice.
(she/her) is a queer, neurodiverse writer and translator based between Ireland and Guatemala. Her work has featured Púca, Litro, Barren, Rejection Letters, Pank, Entropy Mag, and elsewhere.
Patricia J. Flores Yrarrázaval is a Cuyuteca trans femme/two-spirit writer, activist, and scholar raised in Santa Ana, California, with family roots in Tecolotlán, México, and Santiago de Chile. She is currently attaining a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Fresno State, with a concentration in Fiction. In all her work, Patricia is dedicated to imagining new ways to recognize, care for, and value people with disabilities, and to centering trans women and femmes of color in the fight for a world without prisons or borders.
Noe Vásquez Reyna (Guatemala City, 1983), is a non-binary mutant being who reads and writes. They have a degree in literature and have specialized in communication. They have published two books of short stories, a short novel for teenagers and a digital poetry book. Their literary essays, journalistic articles, opinion columns and works of fiction and non-fiction have been published in anthologies and magazines in Guatemala, El Salvador, Germany and Norway. They are currently a columnist for the Central American digital magazine of culture and opinion Casi literal; they support the management of the cultural center Casa Cervantes and work for the Association of Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared of Guatemala. Until mid 2020 they participated in Promiscuos ConCiencia, an LGTBIQ group who led collective talks to talk about relationships. 
Rafael Mendes is a writer and translator from Brazil who migrated to Ireland in 2016. He’s currently completing a MPhil in Comparative Literature at Trinity College. His work has appeared in “Writing Home: The New Irish Poets” (Dedalus Press, 2019), “Arrival at Elsewhere” (Against the Grain, 2020) and elsewhere. His translation of Brazilian poetry has been recently published in Cyphers 91 and Trinity Journal of Literary Translation. He’s a 2021 recipient of The Irish Writers Centre Course Bursary and of the Mentor/Member Programme. He’s a 2022 UpLift: Young Leaders of Colour in Literature Initiative.