apt: special issue on climate change

Deadline: 8/31/19
Contact: Randolph Pfaff
Email: submit@aforementionedproductions.com

For apt’s (howapt.com) tenth print issue, we are seeking to publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and comics that address climate change, the defining challenge of our lifetime. It is, of course, not the only major, systemic issue we face and, for many, it is not the most important in day-to-day lives marked by injustice and inequality in a system that privileges the few. But it is an issue that touches nearly everyone and that permeates our systems in order to exacerbate inequality and sharpen injustice.

We encourage all types of work, but please proceed with these facts in mind: climate change is real, it’s caused by humans, there’s still time to fight it.

On that note, we’re excited to read your words and hear your ideas on the topic. Keeping in line with our usual wish list, the following issues aren’t meant to be exhaustive, but to provide potential areas we’d love to see you address:
* Environmental, economic, and intergenerational justice
* Community-based responses to climate change
* Physical and mental health impacts of climate change
* Biodiversity, species, and ecosystem conservation
* Environmental policy and programs
* Intersectional views on climate change

As always, we seek longer work for our print issues in order to publish and promote narratives that engage deeply with a subject and take time to explore it fully. For this issue, we will also read shorter work (5,000 words minimum for prose, 1,000 words/100 lines/7 pages minimum for poetry) that falls within our theme. If you have work that comes close to these constraints but doesn’t quite meet them, submit it and we’ll figure out the rest.

Payment: authors included in the issue will receive a $50 payment and a copy of the issue.

Full guidelines and more info: https://apt.submittable.com/submit

Posted on April 20, 2019