The fifth issue of GUTS magazine will take on the topics of food and land. Please send us a short pitch by August 15.
We invite you to submit essays about your relationship to food and how politics might fit (or not fit) into that. We want to hear about diets, bodies, and recipes with stories. We want to know how the idea of healthy and ethical foods are constructed and deconstructed.
We’re welcoming pieces on property, ownership, competing claims to land, and how access to nutrient-rich food and clean water depends on geographical location, class, income, and race. We’d like to think more about farming and politics around growing food, as well as the realities of privilege and exclusion in the sustainable food movement. We’re seeking interviews with activists who are trying to counter a looming food crisis; with members from communities that are forming coalitions against industries that pollute and exploit the land; and with those who are fighting for better labour practices in both large and small scale farming, food production, and restaurants.
We’re also accepting art, comics, new media, infographics, and photo essays visualizing some of the specific issues related to the issue’s theme.
GUTS accepts literary essays and reviews, long form journalism, interviews, letters, and fiction. GUTS also encourages the submission of images, videos and new media relevant to our theme. Please look over our past issues to get a sense of the kind of work we’re looking for.
Submit a short pitch (max 300 words) describing your proposed project no later than August 15, 2015 to email@example.com. We are happy to consider quickly written and casual proposals, but please include a link to or copy of a writing sample that you feel adequately represents your work.
Final submissions (500-4,000 words) will be due on September 23, 2015. Compensation will be provided for contributors selected for the issue.
For further information about the submission guidelines, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit gutsmagazine.ca/blog/call-for-submissions-foodland