(Alt image ID: white text on an abstract background of swirling colour. Text reads: Announcing a new opportunity for First Nations creatives. Nunga Anthology: Poetry, short stories, graphic stories. Edited by Karen Wyld and Dominic Guerrera. Submissions close Monday 18 September 2023. For more information, visit www.wakefieldpress.com.au/blog)
Editors Dominic Guerrera and Karen Wyld invite Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander storytellers to submit poetry, fiction and graphic stories for an upcoming Wakefield Press anthology (currently untitled). This anthology is supported by a grant from the Australian Council for the Arts.
Dominic and Karen envision that this collection will be a boundless chorus of profundity, intuity, and sovereignty, with works writing back to the archives, staunchly calling for justice, listening to ancestors or speaking to future kin.
Through this anthology, Wakefield Press’ vision is to nurture Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers, supporting them to grow careers with longevity.
Continue reading below for submission details and key information.
Nunga Anthology submission guidelines and key information
- Submission is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
- Work can be new or previously published
- Submissions will open on Friday 7 July and close Monday 18 September 2023
- Submissions must be sent via email as Word or pdf documents. Please use a black, standard font for your work
- The editors are seeking submissions of poetry (up to two pages), micro fiction (less than 1000 words), short stories (1000–4000 words), and graphic stories (up to two pages)
- Submission or invitation to submit does not guarantee selection
- Selected work will be edited in collaboration with the writer in a culturally responsive way
- Dominic and Karen can provide support to new writers to polish their pieces
- Selected work will be paid at a fair and ethical rate, based on works submitted and word count
- Ownership and copyright remains with the writer or artist, with non-exclusive rights granted to the publisher to publish and reproduce in a manner to be outlined in the contributor agreement
- The anthology will be published early 2024.
Enquiries and submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominic Guerrera is a Ngarrindjeri and Kaurna poet and writer with work published in Artlink, Granta, Fine Print and Cordite Review. Dominic’s work practice also extends into curatorial work, public programming, pottery and community organising. In 2021 he was awarded the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize.
Karen Wyld is an author of Martu descent living on the coast south of Adelaide. She’s written two novels and a nonfiction book for children, and has short stories, narrative nonfiction and reviews published in anthologies and literary journals.