Second Volume Contest:
Best research essay - WORD doc, 5-10 pages max, double spaced, not counting notes and bibliography, in-text bracket citations only
Best poem - WORD doc, 1-3 pages
Best grassroots activism report - WORD doc, 1-3 pages
Best photo or art piece - 1-3 JPEG images – labelled with artist’s name, image title/description, location and date
PRIZES (for each category):
Publication, feature, and write-up in the second Volume of the Anthology
Award certificate signed by the guest judge
Intersectional-feminist and social-justice-themed gift baskets worth $150 each (with books, art, stationary, and other gifts)
An invitation to a discussion panel during the official launch of the Anthology on March 8, 2019
Indigenous feminisms, justice, decolonialization, resurgence, resistance, sovereignty and leadership
Social justice education and pedagogies (teaching, learning, research and scholarship)
Solution-based activism (strategies and inspiration)
New directions and innovative approaches to feminism, (social) justice, decolonization, and environment
BIO: Please include a short bio (2-3 sentences max) with your submission
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Please email your submission as a WORD DOCUMENT, with the application form (below), as well as a non-refundable application and administration fee of $25 (e-transfer or cheque) to the editor Kat Sark at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Social Justice Anthology, before December 15, 2018.
MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Applicants can submit to more than one contest category, but have to include an application form and fee for each category.
SELECTION CRITERIA: Our guest judges will select the best piece for each category, but the top three contenders will be published in the Anthology.
Submission deadline before December 15, 2018
Contest announcements January 15, 2019
Official launch and prizes awarded March 8, 2019
CONTEST APPLICATION FORM:
BEST RESEARCH ESSAY
Boma Brown is the Director of Internal Affairs for the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) and the founder of the Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour (SNIWWOC), a local reproductive justice organization in Victoria, BC.
Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy is a Lecturer in Indigenous Gender Studies at University of Victoria. Having taught creative writing and Indigenous literature previously, her present research and teaching often incorporates creative literary practice. As a creative writer and poet herself, she has been writing, publishing and performing poetry since 2006 and most recently was a judge for VIPIRG’s Student Creative Writing Contest (2017). She has won various writing contests and been the recipient of awards including Writing in the Margins: Briarpatch’s 2nd Annual Creative Writing Contest (2012), the 2014 Lina Chartrand Award, and most recently has had her poem, “umbilical cord, trails map seasonal camp: a poetics of work” selected by guest editor Hoa Nguyen for inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry 2018.
BEST GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM REPORT
Uma Mishra-Newbery is the driving force behind community development at Women’s March Global. As the Director of Global Community of Women’s March Global, the sister organisation of Women’s March, Uma maintains communications and builds connections between sister chapters and partner organisations. She is the Editor of the Women’s March Global Medium publication, Uma finds stories worth sharing from women around the world. Uma has been a TEDx speaker, sharing how we can foster community through development work. A proud first generation Indian American and U.S. Army veteran, Uma served for six years as an active duty U.S. Army soldier. Her motto and favourite quote is by Alice Walker: “Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.”
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY OR ART PIECE
Chorong Kim is an award-winning filmmaker based in Victoria, BC, who has independently produced two short films that were screened internationally, including the Montreal World Film Festival. Her photography has been featured on CBC, Huffington Post, and CHEK News. She was born in Berlin, Germany, and holds an M.A. in Germanic and Slavic Studies, with a focus on German young adult fantasy fiction.