Inciting Revolutionary Change

deadline for submissions: 
January 7, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Lehigh Valley Vanguard, a web and print based journal, is seeking submissions for our call:

Inciting Revolutionary Change

Micah White, one of Occupy Wall Street's founding members, suggests via his 2016 book The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution:

"Is protest broken? Disruptive tactics have failed to halt the rise of Donald Trump in the upcoming US presidential election. Movements ranging from Black Lives Matter to environmentalism are leaving activists frustrated. Meanwhile, recent years have witnessed the largest protests in human history. Yet these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Now activism is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance."

White asks us to consider a unified theory of revolution where subjectivism, theurgism, volunteerism, and structuralism join forces.

Revolution, then, requires a multi-dimensional approach that is political, philosophical, spiritual, deeply personal...

In this time it is more important than ever that scholar-activists figure out how to help the most vulnerable people in our society.

We are seeking poetry and prose that addresses this prompt in creative ways. 

Please send submissions to: lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com