Call for submissions: Lockdown Lit - Imagination in Isolation


13 August 2020
Bounds Green Book Writers are inviting anthology submissions of writing inspired by the coronavirus pandemic

'Everyone in the world has experienced something extraordinary during this pandemic,' says BGBW founder member Susie Helme. 'Some are struggling to surmount new hardships; some are re-examining their lives and shifting their priorities. So many are experiencing the grief of losing loved ones. We are all noticing the love and caring of others – friends, relatives and key workers – who are risking their own safety to keep us alive. One thing we all have in common is that these experiences have been happening in isolation. We have been locked up at home, and don’t really know what everyone else has been going through.' The desire to break this silence is what prompted the launch of the anthology.

Submissions may be short stories, poems, articles or essays. The maximum word count is 2,000.

Pieces do not have to be about coronavirus, but inspired by the experience of living through the pandemic.

Accepted pieces will be published online.

For full details see the website.

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