Migrant Anthology: Call for Submissions from Undocumented Immigrants

Written by Emily Harstone

The poet and author Sonia Guiñansaca, and the award winning author of The Distance Between Us, Reyna Grande, are editing an anthology called Somewhere We are Human: An Anthology on Migration, Survival and New Beginnings.

They are seeking essays and poetry from those settled primarily in the Midwest and Border towns in the United States. The editors are prioritizing essays and poems from Indigenous migrants, Black migrants, Asian Pacific Islanders, and Arab communities.

They go on to say “We are seeking bold personal essays, and poems from migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and those deported from across the United States. These are just guiding questions and themes. We understand the topic of migration is broad so we are looking for pieces that touch upon these but not limited to these. There is no monolithic migrant story, we want to hear YOUR STORY, and YOUR EXPERIENCE.”

Their only hard limitations are as follows.

“We are not looking for scholarly/academic papers. We will not consider submissions by non-migrant people. We are looking for contributors that are undocumented or formerly undocumented.

Essays and poems should primarily be written in English.”

If you or your do not fit within the above guidelines do not submit.

You can read more details about the themes they are most interested in here.

The anthology will be published by HarperCollins in English and in Spanish. All Contributors will be compensated a minimum of $800.

The deadline is Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11 p.m. PST.

To learn more or submit go here.

 

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