Words are Contagious: Call for Submissions
April 5, 2020
Pandemic Prose? Privacy Poetry?
As a writer sheltering during the 2020 pandemic, I have a lot to be grateful for. I have a roof over my head, food in the cupboard, and my health. I also have a pen with plenty of ink and time to put that mighty tool to use.
Now is an important time for recording personal reflections, whether in prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction. “The pen is mightier than the sword,” wrote English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839. And he was right. We are language-dependent beings, after all. Words define us.
Write your view
Our individual, real-time perceptions of the unprecedented events of 2020 create a picture in the panorama — become a piece of the puzzle — of our collective awareness. As we express in words our perceptions, we contribute to a greater understanding of our times.
The sentiments of our words — even the words themselves — may spread, may create a bridge between a past we used to think we knew and a future we certainly don’t know. Words can be contagious.
Call for Submissions
Anamcara Press is accepting unpublished poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction on the topic of Words are Contagious through June 29, 2020 for publication spring 2021. Please visit our submissions page at: https://anamcara-press.com/submissions/