In 2021, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) will be publishing its second book, Breathing Space: Reflections and projections on nature in Tasmania. While the book will mark the organisation’s 20th birthday, it will not be a book about the TLC; rather, it will be collection of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, a book of reflections and projections on nature and the environment in Tasmania.
Pitches are due by midnight, Sunday 18 October. The pitches will be assessed by the book’s editors, Jane Rawson and Ben Walter. We will get back to you about your pitch by the end of November, though we may contact you for more information before that. If your pitch is successful, completed pieces will be due at the end of January 2021. Pieces will be edited through early 2021. Publication date is spring 2021. We are offering $300 payment per piece.
We are looking for ideas that will surprise us, from writers who are particularly well-suited to write something incisive, unexpected, personal or compelling. You do not need to be from Tasmania or live there.
Fiction or poetry – Please tell us in 300 words or fewer the theme of your work, a little about you and why you are the right person to write this piece. You can include links to previous work.
Non-fiction – Please tell us in 300 words or fewer what your essay will cover, a little about you and why you are the right person to write this piece. You can include links to previous work.
Let us know your proposed word length (essays and stories should be under 5000 words) and full contact details.
Visit https://tasland.org.au/content/uploads/2020/09/Breathing-Space-Call-for-pitches-final.pdf for more information.