The Selkie Collective “Resiliency” Anthology
Deadline January 1 (must be received by this date). The Resiliency Project seeks unpublished poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction by Canadian residents, citizens, or landed immigrants and asylum seekers. Canadian citizens living abroad are also eligible to submit. In addition to English-language entries, the anthology will accept submissions in French as well as Indigenous or First Nations languages if an English translation can be provided. See website for length limits for each genre. Contributors receive C$50 and a copy of the book. "The theme for the anthology is resiliency. The theme evokes recovery, what happens after profound change and upheaval, and how we carry on. The theme can be interpreted in any way you choose and artistic work does not have to be specifically set in Canada or feature Canadian symbols or themes." The Selkie is a nonprofit community interest company based in the United Kingdom. The Resiliency Anthology is funded by Calgary Arts Development and will be edited and published by The Selkie Collective. The Selkie is committed to working with marginalized and/or underrepresented voices and will only consider work by/concerned with: individuals identifying as women or nonbinary; people of color; minorities in predominantly white nations; refugees and first-generation immigrants; LGBTQIA+ and two-spirit communities; those living with mental illness, or physical or other disabilities; those persecuted for their political or religious beliefs; victims of violence, or domestic or sexual abuse; and those without access to higher education degrees, living below the poverty line, or who are/have been homeless or incarcerated.
Published: December 1, 2019