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Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia: Call for submissions

Date: Wed June 1 2022 9:00 am to Fri December 2 2022 5:00 pm

Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia: Call for submissions

Black Inc. is pleased to announce that submissions are open for Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia, a new anthology, edited by Samantha Faulkner, which will explore the diverse experiences of growing up Torres Strait Islander in the Torres Strait and/or in mainland Australia. 

We are looking for non-fiction pieces that deal with any aspect of growing up as a Torres Strait Islander 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 Samantha Faulkner says: “The Torres Strait is a beautiful place, an island paradise, one of Australia’s hidden treasures. I know there are many stories to be told from there and by Torres Strait Islanders who grew up on the Australian mainland. Join me in this journey and showcase the beauty, ilan style (island style), and gud pasin (good fashion) of our home and peoples so we can reveal our unique culture and its storytelling.”

Submissions should be between 1000 and 4000 words and must be received by 5pm on Friday 2 December 2022. Late entries will not be accepted. 

Please email submissions to GUTSIIA@blackincbooks.com.

For more information, visit the Black Inc. website.

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