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POETRY AND ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS FOR FALL 2018 PUBLICATION OPEN FROM JANUARY 1ST – MARCH 31ST

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are looking for spoken word poetry on the topic of mental health, both wellness and illness, through your experienced as a racialized individual. The material does should be centered around your own experience through mental health as well as that of your racial identity.

Even if you do not experience or struggle with mental health issues, you can also submit work that speaks to how you provide care and support to those around you and in your community.

We only accept submissions from those identifying as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPoC) across all intersections of social marginalization.

We are only accepting original work that has not been previously published, by residents of and/or settlers of (Colonially Known As) “Canada”, and not by any residents of the (Colonially Known As) “United States” at this time.

Please note that any erroneous or fraudulent confirmation of any of the above items will result in the total inadmissibility of the entry.

For this edition, we are waiving submissions fees, but only accepting individual submissions of poetry and artwork (no multiple submissions, maximum of two pages per poem).

ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS

  • Poetry: Microsoft Word  (.DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (.PDF)
  • Artwork: .JPG, .GIF, .TIFF, .PNG, or .SVG

To submit to the next edition of these pills don’t come in my skin tone, please complete the form below and email your submission file to BIPOC.pills@gmail.com

AUTHORSHIP AND OWNERSHIP RIGHTS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission of poems (the “Work”) by you (the “Author”) to ‘these pills don’t come in my skin tone’ (the “Journal”) will be taken to mean that:

  • it represents original work belonging to the Author not previously published,
    it is not being considered elsewhere for publication;
  • the Author, remaining full owner of the work accepted,
  • is willing to license the right to publish their work for the publication as per a contract that will be sent to the author just prior to publication.

What this means: the accepted work remains yours, you’re simply granting us the right to publish it. While we are looking for original, unpublished submissions belonging to you, you can choose to publish it elsewhere afterward, subject to other publications’ guidelines (if any).

The Journal does not retain ownership over work that is not accepted for publication, nor will it be subject to our use. The work remains entirely the property of the Author.

We are unable to pay for accepted submissions at this time, however we offer a complementary copy of the anthology that you’re featured in following publication.

 

IMPORTANT: After submitting, please email your submission file to BIPOC.pills@gmail.com