The Special Editions team is collecting stories of resistance for the creation of a book to be
published in Spring 2018. One that will not only serve as literary and
photographic witness to the daily acts of resistance occurring around
the globe, but will provide needed inspiration to those considering
charting their own path of resistance.
that resistance can take many forms, and while some of them can be very
public and vocal, such as activism and protest, that’s only a small part
of the picture. We know that resistance starts with where you are where
you are, and the things you do everyday. It’s about holding power
accountable, standing up to discrimination, calling out oppression, and
encouraging others to do the same. It’s about doing our part. And so
A central element of the dacunha Special Editions philosophy is to showcase and amplify the voices and work of writers and
artists who are often excluded from traditional publishing venues.
While we invite and will consider submissions all submissions, work from
those individuals and communities that are most at risk of exclusion
and discrimination is especially encouraged.
We are open for submissions until the 30th of September 2017. All authors will will receive a response by the 31st of October.
For your work to be considered, please follow the guidelines below:
- We use Submittable to process all submissions.
- We are accepting nonfiction stories in essay, memoir, poetry,
photographic form, or a combination of genres that first and foremost tell a
personal story about your experience with resistance. Please use the
word count guidelines to infer length maximum size of your creative
- Word count should be no more than 5,000 words.
- For photographic pieces, no more than 10 images per submission, 3500 pixels
minimum, and images should be supported by contextualizing statements.
- While you are free to send more than one
submission, our intention is to include as many authors as possible,
thus the chance of having multiple submissions accepted is remote.
- For poetry, up to 3 poems will be considered one submission.
- Submissions must be unpublished. This means your story must not have
been published in print or online, including personal blogs.
- Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please notify us immediately if your piece has been accepted elsewhere.
- Your submissions should be properly formatted in double space and and
free of typos. Poetry may be single or double space and formatting
should resemble how the poet envisions their work to appear on the
To give the widest range of voices
possible, if your work is accepted, our experienced editing team will
work with you to best showcase your story.
caring for print costs, 50% of the proceeds from this book project will
support emerging storytellers at daCunha.global, with the remaining 50%
of proceeds split equally between the individual authors selected for
publication in this book. All entries will also be eligible for our
innovative compensation scheme, which can be reviewed here
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Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your submission.
Managing Editor, Special Editions