For our sixth issue, we invite you to bravely and creatively envision the future. As those in power seek to shift and limit the realm of political possibility, imagining and building alternative futures gives us hope in moving towards justice and liberation.
In choosing this theme, we learn from the radical imaginations of Afrofuturism and visionary fiction, and from activists and organisers who are working towards liberated futures.
What does utopia look like? What are our strategies for surviving and thriving in the world – our responses to possible and already existing dystopias? How do we do this whilst addressing oppressive ideologies and structures within our communities?
We invite a range of submissions from the speculative to the practical, both written and visual. Drawing on our multitude of experiences as Southeast and East Asian people in the diaspora, we encourage our contributors to imagine and document resilience, dissent, and liberation for all.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a few sentences describing your proposed submission by 11th October. For illustrators, please send us some samples of your work. If accepted, the deadline for producing the submission will be 1st December.
We are currently able to offer 6x £40 commissions to those who would otherwise be unable to contribute. We will choose comissions based on ideas rather than format or style. For written work, we welcome applications from those who haven't written before!