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Jalada 05: FEAR

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.” – John Lennon

Jalada is pleased to announce the call out for its sixth anthology. The anthology will be themed around Fear. From fear as weaponised terror, to the fear of the Other, the fear of love, the fear of death, the fear of failure, of success, of spiders, crowds, heights, closed spaces etc, fear is such a primal and inescapable part of living. Our phobias, the things that make us human or, indeed, inhuman, are as diverse and as peculiar as the varied lives that we lead. Our fears, and the very notion of fear as fearlessness, shape how we live, how we interact, and how we conceptualise ourselves and others. Writers are encouraged to interpret the topic widely, and to submit original works of fiction, poetry, visual art and essays.

Submissions will be received between July 20th and October 15th and the anthology will be published in January.


The specific guidelines for each category are provided below:

Fiction
Each writer may submit up to a maximum of three works of short fiction or excerpts. Pieces should be formatted as follows: 2.0 spacing, 12 Font Times New Roman.

Poetry
Please send no more than three poems that do not exceed 10 pages. All poems by a single author have to be sent in one attachment, with each poem clearly marked. Pieces should be formatted as follows: 2.0 spacing, 12 Font Times New Roman.

Essays
Jalada welcomes scholarly and critical essays on the subject of Fear. Essays must not extend beyond 7000 words. Pieces should be formatted as follows: 2.0 spacing, 12 Font Times New Roman.

Visual art submissions.
Artists should submit 2 copies of any piece of art, for web and for print.

Web:
Resolution: 72-150dpi
min size: 1024×768
format: JPG
Colour space: RGB
Print:
Resolution – 150 – 300 dpi
min size: A5
format: TIFF/PDF
Colour space: CMYK

Each piece of art should include the following information: title of piece, year created (and if the artist feels it necessary, a short contextualising/descriptive text).
This category will also include all submissions that present language in a visual manner, from typographic poems and posters to all other forms of text and display typography.

Note:
1. Submissions will be received between July 20th and October 15th. All accepted submissions will be notified by end of November.
2. All submissions must be sent to jaladaafrica@gmail.com
3. Each story has to be sent as a separate Microsoft Word attachment, in the .doc format (no PDFs) and clearly labeled with the story title and the names of the writer and/or translator.
4. Make sure to include the word, “Fear” in the subject line of your email.
5. Each submission must contain the title of your piece and word count.
6. Where applicable, the submission must contain both the original piece and the translation.
7. All submissions must be accompanied by a biographical note, written in third person, and no more than 100 words in length.
8. All submissions must be previously unpublished, except for the case of translations where the source text may have appeared elsewhere.
9. Visual artists are welcome to submit their work.

Past Submission Guidelines