Our world enters another phase of learning to adapt to the consequences of centuries of patterns around scarcity, separation, and powerlessness (as Miki Kashtan describes so well in her work). In the midst, we offer a space to share thinking, feelings, textures — for those who have already experienced collapse, for those who are experiencing it now, and for those who anticipate it. Whether from a place of anxiety, fear, peace, curiosity — or anything in between. Whether in the form of an idea, a model, an example, an image, a poem, a story, or an essay. We welcome contributions to this unique community of people who all share a common sigh of relief in finding one another, so we can face this… together.
Blog Submission Guidelines
We love connecting with writers and artists, and welcome articles, poetry, reviews (of podcasts, documentaries, movies, novels, and non-fiction books) and art on any aspect of adaptation to societal collapse.
Our focus: Our audience is collapse-aware people (rather than the general public). Our focus is how to adapt, both inwardly and collectively, to our predicament. We discourage work describing our climate catastrophe/collapse, and we will not publish overt self-promotion, advertising of products or services, nor eco-fascist pieces.
For poetry, the scope is broad; anything that relates directly or tangentially to collapse/adaptation – take a look at the poems already published on the blog by clicking the ‘poetry’ tag. We want to include a wide range of voices from across the globe, including established poets and people who may be reaching for poetry in response to our predicament. We are open to written poetry, poetry films, and video/audio recordings of performance poetry.
Diversity: Although we are especially interested in hearing from traditionally less well represented writers and artists, we welcome submissions from everyone, both inside and outside the Deep Adaptation Forum.
Word total: Minimum 500, maximum 2000 words. Poems can be of any length.
Images: Are appreciated! (If not, we will find one for you). Images will be credited to the author unless instructed otherwise. Please include clearly labelled captions where necessary. For any photos showing faces of people, we will assume that you have been granted permission by those people to publish them in your blog post. We recommend a resolution of 72 dpi and 1200 pixels maximum.
Format: Submit your work as a Word document attached to your email and send images as jpg file attachments. For reviews, please provide a link to the item you are reviewing.
Author bio: One or two lines, plus a link to your website and/or social media channels.
Payment: At this time, we are normally unable to offer payment for submissions.
Extras: Check your facts and quotations and cite original sources (provide links to outside websites). Previously published work may also be submitted but please indicate when and where it was first published. Content that is published here may be re-published by guest bloggers on their own sites, but they should attribute first publication (and include a link) to this blog.
Review process: All submissions are reviewed regularly by our editorial team. You will be notified if your work is accepted within three weeks of submission.
Please send submissions or pitches to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: It Cannot Last by Cat Jenkins