Open call to authors: Our Ocean’d Earth

In partnership with OceanCare, Stormbird Press’ opens a call for Our Ocean’d Earth contributions. This call is for nonfiction or fiction writing that conveys one clear and unified message: that our oceans are worth fighting for.

To help restore a culture of inspiration and reverence towards Earth’s oceans we are looking for masterfully woven stories from a range of perspectives—from marine life researchers to conservationists, free divers to writers with a deep connection to the sea, and more—who can reveal secrets of the oceans and their inhabitants, or have in some way formed a unique bond with an ocean or its marine life.

The ideal submission will be a short essay or story of 1000 to 3000 words that will reflect Stormbird Press’ core principle: defending nature and empowering communities. The anthology will be distributed by OceanCare and featured in Stormbird Press’ 2023 catalogue.

Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2022 (11.000pm AEDT)

Payment: Each published piece will receive a payment of €200. Each author will be featured on the Stormbird Press author page and receive unlimited Our Ocean’d Earth ebook downloads for one year. The copyright will remain with the author.

SUBMISSIONS
Please include (in a single word document) a 1000-3000 word essay, a less than 300 word author bio, and your best contact details, including current mailing address and phone number. In the subject line of your email, please write: ‘Ocean Anthology Submission’, the title of the submission and the country in which your story is set. For example:
Ocean Anthology Submission: Requiem for Hope (Brazil)

Send submissions to [email protected]. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please refer to our submission page for further style, tone, and editing expectations, including principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent.

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