the creative pandemic

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Latest Project: Young and Queer PoC Story Collection
paid writing opportunity for 6 queer PoC storytellers ages 18-30

The project is divided into 3 categories, each with their own submission form. Make sure you're submitting your work to the right one!

Submission forms can be found by clicking the 'Submit' button listed in the Submission Overview down below

Submit to as many as you like, but be aware that you can only win once.

Drop us an email if you have any questions!

If you have an idea for a story, we'd be happy to discuss and develop the idea with you. 

We are now accepting submissions until 20 August 2021!​

You can read our full submission guide HERE for further details and how to submit.

Follow our Instagram and Twitter pages to keep up to date!

Or check out our ArchiveIt should give you an idea of the stories we love. Flushed is one of our favourites.

Submission Overview
Category One

Submissions Open:

05 July  - 20 August 2021

Theme: Red - we want stories centred around PoC passion and love. 

Category Two

Submissions Open:

19 July - 20 August 2021

Theme: Fantasy - we know we are living in the worst timeline. Share your stories set in alternate realities.

Category Three

Submissions Open:

19 July - 20 August 2021

Theme: Expression - we want stories that help us see past the gender binary. 

Image by Alejandro Cartagena 🇲🇽🏳‍🌈


About this project

For the first time since its creation in March 2020, The Creative Pandemic is in the position to offer payment to the writers that share their work with us. We can do this, thanks to funding from Project Phakama.

The ability to write and share work for free is a privilege, but we need stories from everyone, not just the few that can afford to work for free. 

Our focus on 18-30 year olds is to encourage less experienced writers. The project offers free editorial and proofreading for the pieces chosen for publication, so don't worry if you're unsure if your piece is a perfect standard. 

Be sure to read our Submission Guide before submitting your work, found HERE.

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