Voices on the Move: An Anthology of Literature and Art by and about Refugees (Call for Submissions)


Authors and Essayists are invited to make contributions to an anthology tentatively entitled Voices on the Move. The collection will feature short stories, essays, poems, and short drama that explore the complicated nature of immigration and refuge seeking after the Arab Spring.

This call for submissions is targeted towards the following fields:

  • Art
  • Art History & Visual Studies
  • Immigration & Migration History / Studies
  • Theatre & Performance History / Studies
  • Literature

Book Goal:

It is hoped that Voices on the Move’s transnational, multiform arena will pique your interest, and that you’d be able to contribute a personal essay, a short literary genre, or a more experimental form. The main goal of this book is to give voice to stories of refuge and immigration that supersede legal and political boundaries. In a politically divided US, where immigrants, particularly when they are people of color, are seen as threatening the identity politics of the white mainstream and of the politically sanctioned minorities. We acknowledge the need to re-conceptualize the spaces refugees have in our society, their positions vis-à-vis power, and their impact on practices of receiving refugees. We also believe that political consensus can be reached in an apolitical realm that belongs to art. Writing can offer us a glimpse into what this artistic medium that allows all voices to participate looks like.

The anthology is co-edited by:

  1. Roxana Cazan- Poet and Assistant Professor of World Literature and Women’s Studies at Saint Francis University, PA.
  2. Domnica Radulescu, a prized novelist and
  3. Edwin A. Morris- Professor of Comparative Literature at Washington and Lee University, VA.

Submission guidelines:

  • Submissions should be of about 5,000 words in length for fiction, non-fiction, and drama, and of about 3-5 poems.
  • Artwork (or images of artwork) is also accepted.

Submissions should be sent to [email protected]

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Contact Info: Drs. Domnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan, Editors

Contact Email: [email protected]


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