Call for contributions for a Dark Mountain special issue on ‘the sacred’ 

Via David Farrier on EEHN

Call for contributions for a Dark Mountain special issue on ‘the sacred’

Help us find the right voices for Issue 12.

Dark Mountain publishes two books: a spring anthology and an autumn special issue. This October, we’ll publish a special issue on the theme of ‘the sacred’ – and today we’re announcing a call for contributions.

You can read more about why we’ve chosen this theme, what we understand by it, and how the submissions process will work this time around, in a new post from Dougald Hine on the blog.

We’re looking for three things, in particular:

  • Proposals for longer pieces (probably non-fiction of one kind or another – essays, memoirs, reflections, interviews, dialogues – but we’re open to other suggestions) of 4000-6000 words that tell stories that touch on the experience of the sacred in a time of unravelling.
  • Fragments: short pieces of prose or verse that give a glimpse of ways of living and making sense of the world that call our contemporary assumptions into question. These could be original work, but we’re also particularly interested in translations of texts from other times and places.
  • Suggestions for people we should be contacting: to get as wide a range of voices as we are hoping for in this book, we will need to reach beyond the existing network of readers and writers around Dark Mountain, so we’re asking for your help to find the right contributors.

Read the blog post to get a fuller sense of what we’re looking for – and get in touch with your ideas. We look forward to hearing from you.

The editors of Dark Mountain: Issue 12

Author: Owain Jones

I work at Bath Spa University as a Professor of Environmental Humanities, and I am Director of the University's Environmental Humanities Research Centre

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