We're putting together a chapbook anthology of 'stories of empire' - accounts from those living in former British colonies, their diaspora and those living in the UK with their roots in former colonies.
We’re looking for people willing to share their stories, thoughts and feelings on the British Empire in the form of poetry, essays, interviews and stories. The intention is to give a platform for voices of people deeply connected to the former British colonies to explore how they feel their lives, culture and homes has been (and perhaps continues to be) shaped by Britain.
We will select up to 30 entries for publication initially in a chapbook which we will publish later this year. Writers of selected essays will each receive ten copies of the chapbook and potential media coverage, but we will use any profits made after printing costs (we will be selling them very cheaply!) to distribute copies at a heavily subsidised rate, or for free in the most economically oppressed former British colonies. If the project is a success and there is enough interest, we plan to publish the anthology in paperback form, particularly if we receive large numbers of entries. This project is open to all and we will cover costs where possible.
Deadline: Submissions will be accepted through June 16, 2017 at midnight BST.
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