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Submit to The Lit Issue Three

We're open for submissions to the forthcoming issue of The Lit, exploring the relationship between climate change, literature and publishing. Got an unexpected angle on the topic? Then send us a feature pitch, details below.

Hi Writers!

We’re editing the next issue of The Lit, scheduled for publication in early October. 

This issue will explore climate change, literature and publishing, from climate consciousness in storytelling through to questions of genre and the commercialisation of climate change writing. 

Take a look at Issue 02 for the head tilting, provocative approach we’re looking for in the articles. 

We’re looking for feature ideas on the topics listed below, but if you have any other ideas related to the issue theme, then please let us know. 

  • How does climate change force us to rethink current ideas of genre and/or form?
  • How might we utilise new practices of publishing and reading to engage with climate change?
  • In what way might writing be a form of climate activism?
  • How can writing best respond to the global nature of climate change?

If you have any ideas on how you could tackle one of these topics please send a 200 word outline of your article along with a short biog to [email protected] by Tuesday 4 August 2020

We are looking for articles that will be between 1000 and 2500 words in length when finished. 

We will confirm our final list of articles by Tuesday 11 August 2020. If your pitch is chosen, you will have until Monday 14 September 2020 to submit your finished article.

We do have a small budget per issue to pay our writers and are able to offer £100-£150 per article, depending on length.  

Please feel free to circulate this call out to your writer friends who might be interested and would be a good fit for the publication. 

We look forward to reading your submissions. 

Best wishes,

Ben Smith, Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at University of Plymouth and David Sergeant, Associate Professor in English at University of Plymouth

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