Ends on August 31, 2017

Call for Submissions: Anthology about the Immigrant Experience in Inland Southern California

Were you or anyone in your family born outside of the United States? Have you ever called Inland Southern California your home? Do you have a story to tell? We want work about the experiences of persons of a particular background, and about the ways in which cultural identity has been influenced or shaped by the varied cultures present here.

For this special issue, we will be featuring writers who represent or capture the faces of Inland Southern California’s shifting cultural landscape.  Some examples of relevant topics might be: how your family has maintained or changed cultural traditions/rituals since coming to the region, inter-cultural relationships and marriage, finding a sense of community (or lack thereof), what it was like to grow up as the child of an immigrant parent or parents, or conversely what it was like for a person of your background to parent (or grand-parent) children in this region, and/or explorations of interaction with cultures in the region.

All genres accepted – poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, images, and hybrid works. Maximum word count for prose: 2500 words. Submit 1 - 10 poems, 1 piece of fiction, 1 creative nonfiction, 1 hybrid work, and 5 - 7 images. Images should be submitted as hi res jpegs. Submission in multiple genres accepted.

(*For our purposes, “Inland Southern California” is defined as any non-coastal city or area in southern California, stretching from the San Felipe Valley just east of Oceanside up to Death Valley, near the California-Nevada border, including all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.)

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