Black Inc. is excited to announce that submissions are open for Growing Up Indian in Australia, a new anthology, edited by Aarti Betigeri.
We are looking for non-fiction pieces that deal with any aspect of growing up Indian in Australia. We encourage submissions from writers across a range of ages and experiences.
Submissions can be in any manner, tone or style, but should not be academic or scholarly. They should be written in first-person and be honest accounts of lived experience – positive, negative or anything in between.
Editor Aarti Betigeri says: ‘It can take some fancy footwork to grow up Indian in Australia. We’re a visible minority, but to date, there’s been little in the arts to reflect our unique reality of shape-shifting between two cultures. This book will speak to the experiences of those thousands of young Indian-Australians who spend their days trying to navigate that tricky terrain. It will make them laugh, commiserate, weep, cringe – and ultimately, realise that they’re part of a much wider shared experience than they might have thought existed.’
Submissions should be between 1000 and 4000 words and must be received by 5pm on 1 March, 2023. Late entries will not be accepted.
Please email submissions to GUIIA@blackincbooks.com.
For more information, including FAQs, visit the Black Inc. website here.