Submission deadline June 1st 2022
We are just twenty years into this new century and changes in the global culture have begun to write a new chapter in human history. We have entered the “Urban Age”. A time when humanity is thinking more deeply about “urbanism and urbanization in genuinely global terms.” Humanity is questioning the “role of cities in the economic, political, cultural, and environmental processes shaping global change.”
The “urbanX Project” seeks to draw together a diverse collection of non-fiction stories and artistic expressions that speak to global urbanism for our Fall 2022 anthology. We explicitly seek submissions that explore the concerns and triumphs of everyday life from cities around the globe.
Our research acknowledges six themes prevalent in the dialogues of a the world major global cities. With increasing frequency the following urban issues are trending:
- Environmental & Climate Concerns,
- Health & Wellbeing,
- Economics & Alternative Economies.
The “urbanX Project” is accepting submission primarily from urban writers and street artists that address these issues.
Written submissions for this project will be limited to essays in the “creative non-fiction” genre. For the sake of this publication we define “creative non-fiction” as: memoir, biography, personal narrative, lyric essay, cultural criticism, literary journalism, immersion journalism, or narrative journalism. Acceptable submissions are between 1250 and 2500 words in length and address one or more of the six themes we have identified. The content of the work should address “the concerns and triumphs of everyday” people in your city. All submission should follow the MLA style sheet for essays and be submitted as a .doc, .docx, or .pages file. Please do not submit .pdf or text files. ****Send submissions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Street Art Submissions:
Artistic submissions for this project will be limited to art that falls into the general genre of “Street Art”. Submission will be made by submitting photographs of street art that has appears in a sanctioned or unsanctioned public spaces. Images submitted must be “.jpg” files, (hi resolution only/not compressed) at 300 dpi and no less than 30 cm in height. Equally content is limited to the previously mentioned themes and address “the concerns and triumphs of everyday” people in your city. Please send all art submissions and questions to email@example.com.
Accepted submissions will be included in our 2022 “urbanX” anthology. There is no remuneration for submissions. All artists and writers accepted for publication will receive a copy of the anthology. Wholesale copies and affiliate opportunities will also be available as we get closer to our deadline.
This Project is a collaboration between the Mighty Rogue Press & PEEL publishing.