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We are looking for a diverse, international cross-section of women writers for a global anthology on the politics of water. Confluence: A Global Anthology of Women's Voices on the Politics of Water will combine poetry, short fiction, testimonial accounts, and essays on how water crosses various political boundaries be they national, racial, ethnic, class, or gender. This anthology is a response to the growing concern over the role of water in our increasingly fragile environment, a concern that is sure to become more anxiety prone in the 21st Century as debates over modernization and development become more acrid. It will incorporate a range of issues such as droughts and floods, waste management, dams and irrigation, water pollution, water as a national or racial barrier, and water as a feminine space over which the masculine process of industrialization claims agency. The work will address water as myth, metaphor, and material reality.
Guidelines for creative writing: Poetry submissions should not exceed 5 pages. Flash fiction should be between100-500 words and short fiction and memoirs between 2000-3000 words.
Submit to: Paola Corso, 133 8th Avenue #4E, Brooklyn, NY 11215 paola_corso_at_hotmail.com
Guidelines for essays: Essays should not exceed 5,000 words.
Submit to: Dr. Nandita Ghosh, 40-35 67h Street, #55, Woodside, NY 11377 nan_dita_at_excite.com
DEADLINE: March 10, 2004
Paola Corso is a 2003 New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow. Her poetry and fiction are set in her native Pittsburgh river town and explore the environmental impact of industrialization from a working-class perspective. She and Dr. Anna Kay France co-edited the book, International Women Playwrights. She currently teaches a prose workshop at Fordham University.
Nandita Ghosh is an assistant professor at Farleigh Dickinson University where she teaches courses on literature, culture, and the environment. She was involved in mobilizing active support in the US against the construction of the Maheshwar dam on the River Narmada and has networked with members of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (a grassroots movement in India protesting the environmental damage and human displacement caused by damming the River Narmada), as well as various human rights and environmental groups based in the US.
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