Sunday Submissions: PalFest’s Open Call for Writers

The Palestine Festival of Literature is making an open call for writers to attend PalFest 2019:

They write that they’re looking for writers “at any stage in their career and in any format,” but that their work must fit with the 2019 theme, “Urban Futures: Colonial Space in Palestine Today.” They write:

PalFest brings together international and Palestinian artists to create new discourses, and 2019 will see it bring together a range of thinkers who work on the intersection of urbanism, power and control. Applicants do not need to have produced work on Palestine before – but we are interested in writers who can see international inter-connections and historical processes that might connect with the ongoing colonization of Palestine – and that can help create new tools with which it can be understood and resisted.

PalFest 2019 will take place between April 5th and 12th in cities across historic Palestine. The successful applicant will join the travelling group of international authors for a week that will include visits to key historical and political sites in Palestine; meetings with artists, activists and academics; and a free public programme of evening events. All costs will be covered.

Please send one paragraph proposal – maximum 500 words – about yourself, your work, and your response to the theme. Please send links to your portfolio or any previous work you think relevant, and the names and contacts of 2 people who would be your referees.

The deadline for applications is December 10, 2018. Interested writers can find more at the PalFest website.