CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS :: CITIZENSHIP AND ITS DISCONTENTS

A city skyline is shown in solid black line drawing, on a sunburst azure and slate blue. The skyline is arrayed as followed: seven buildings, the third of which is the tallest in the image, and tiered to a point at its top (it may represent the Empire State Building), then a pedestal, then a bridge, then ten buildings, all rectangular. On the pedestal stands a statue (almost certainly the Statue of Liberty), contiguous with and in the same style as the skyline. The statue stands twice the height of the highest building shown. The statue represents a human figure, wearing a robe, who holds a book or tablet in the crook of the right (sinister) arm, and a torch aloft in the upraised left (dexter) arm. The figure looks straight ahead, and wears a crown encircled with seven long, narrow, pointed projections. Superimposed over this image, is the following text: in large goldenrod sans-serif "Citizenship And Its Discontents", then, in slightly smaller goldenrod sans-serif, italicized "Call for Submissions: Deadline Sept. 30, 2020", then, on the left side, in smaller goldenrod sans-serif, italicized "Curated by / Grace Loh Prasad / for Anomaly", and below that, still on the right, in white smaller still sans-serif, italicized "citizenshipfolio@gmail.com / Twitter: @GraceLP", while on the right, immediately beneath the first italicized heading, in white small sans-serif "When we talk about immigrants, we tend to focus on those who / come here seeking greater opportunity, higher education and the / American Dream. But what about those for whom America was not / their first choice, who ended up here because of war, persecution, / colonization, adoption, migration, and displacement? If you have / ever felt excluded, unwanted, or like you didn't belong, if your / Americanness has ever been challenged or denied, if you don't fit / neatly into a box on the Census... we want to hear from you. / Refugees, Dreamers, transnational adoptees, third culture kids, / parachute kids, deportees, citizens of US territories overseas, / descendants of enslaved people: Tell us your stories for a special / folio of ANOMALY. Essay, memoir, CNF, poetry or hybrid narrative up to 4,000 words. Send to: citizenshipfolio@gmail.com"


Guest editor: Grace Loh Prasad
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @GraceLP

When we talk about immigrants, we tend to focus on those who come here seeking greater opportunity, higher education, and the American Dream. But, what about those for whom America was not their first choice, who ended up here because of war, persecution, colonization, adoption, migration, and displacement? If you have ever felt excluded, unwanted, or like you didn’t belong, if your Americanness has ever been challenged or denied, if you don’t fit neatly into a box on the Census… we want to hear from you. Refugees, Dreamers, transnational adoptees, third culture kids, parachute kids, deportees, citizens of US territories overseas, Indigenous people, descendants of enslaved people: Tell us your stories for a special folio of Anomaly. Send up to 4,000 words of essay, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry, or hybrid narrative, to [email protected].

DEADLINE: 30 September 2020 at 11:59:59 PM
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: 25 October 2020