Submissions are open for Mascara Literary Review’s very first print anthology, to be published with Ultimo Press.
We seek writing that addresses and explores the theme of RESILIENCE through fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Resilience looks upwards to the ever-changing, ever-present skies, where fingers and fist touch the horizon. Resilience is often deeply imagined and hard won. Resilience, by turn, is fervent, supple, rhizomatic, generative. Like the beguiling evenness of an orchid, resilience is enduring and delicate.
Against the odds, the impediments and rigid boundaries that may limit our lives, we channel resilience as our guide and our key to rejuvenation and regeneration. Resilience offers a futuristic and promising gaze into the future: What does it look like? How did we get here? What have we lost and/or inherited?
In its 15th year, Mascara continues to survive in a tempestuous climate. In this anthology, we hope to explore the multiplicity of resilience. May it be rebellious and experimental. May it pave the way for us to reclaim, rewrite, and amplify our voices.
Resilience will be edited by Anthea Yang, Monique Nair, Michelle Cahill.
This project is funded and supported by Creative Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Submissions close: 20 March 2022 11:59PM AEST