05 April 2007

Call for submissions: Women Creating Community

Third call for submissions:
Women Creating Community:
Women and Community in New Brunswick,
a Gathering of Voices
This project, organized by editions ellipse inc and coordinated by
Jo-Anne Elder, involves women writers and translators from New Brunswick’s English-speaking, Acadian and First Nations communities.

The intention is to publish a collection of short literary pieces and works of visual art on the theme of women and community. Community will be defined in a very broad sense, for instance in reference to the artist’s sense of place or “home,” the development and influences of other artists, her family or neighbourhood, creative work and community activism, urban or rural life, her conception of the linguistic, literary and cultural community or communities of New Brunswick, and creating woman's space in the community. We hope to present a range of perspectives on what it means to live in New Brunswick as a Maritime, Acadian or First Nations woman artist at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

All of the writers, translators and artists involved will be women from New Brunswick. We envision short reflections accompanied by poetry or prose, which will appear in two or three languages (English and French, and in many cases Wolastoqiyik and/or Mi’kmaq), as well as visual works. Please submit a maximum of three pages of poetry or a short story under 1500 words for consideration of the jury, along with a reflection on the theme (approx. 250 words).

Deadline: June 1, 2007
elder@nb.sympatico.ca or
editions ellipse
180 Liverpool Street
Fredericton NB E3B 4V5

editions ellipse appreciates the financial contribution of artsnb to this project.

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