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For this special collaboration, we invite previously unpublished works from Latinx creators based in Ireland, across Latin America and worldwide which explore our relationship with the natural world.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rights 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: