eartheld:

mostly nature

eartheld:

mostly nature

the-goddamazon:

Now I want a story about these two. x_x

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Motherlands is a new zine for POC artists and creators

poczineproject:

Motherlands is a new independent arts zine for artists and writers of colour and will explore themes of dual identities, belonging and the nature and notion of home. Issue one which will be released in print in early November. If you’d like to find out more or get involved in some other way, then send an email to motherlandszine@gmail.com.

www.motherlandszine.com

Rather than set deadlines, submissions will always be open on a rolling basis.

While Motherlands will only be available in print, it will be free (though donations are always welcome) and they’ll be sending it out across the country and beyond to anyone who’s interested so they can pass it along. issues will be released every 1-2 months until their pocket money runs out.

Motherlands was born out of a desire to discover, hear, see and showcase young and emerging artists born in Britain though not of “British” heritage and will explore themes including dual identity, the notion and nature of ‘home’, nationalism and belonging. The zine will also be a platform to showcase emerging international artists outside of Britain and those from various diasporas because at the heart of Motherlands is the need to move against the continued under-representation of artists of colour who are automatically categorised as other and marginalised.

"If we don’t write ourselves into the future, we get written out of tomorrow as well." - Gabriel Teodros

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Motherlands is looking for emerging photographers and artists to include in volume 1 of the printed zine:

We are looking for work that is strong and engaging; while the over-running themes of the zine are personal identity, home, belonging and nationalism, submissions need not be limited to these. We are simply looking for interesting work that deserves to  be seen.

Please submit by sending 2-5 jpeg files along with your name, a link to your website (if applicable) and a short artist’s bio/statement to motherlandszine@gmail.com

Alongside visual artists we would like to hear from writers, essayists and poets to contribute written work for the zine. You don’t have to be a ‘professional’ just someone who has something to say and would like a space to be heard. If this sounds like you then please send an example of your writing or a piece you would like to be included to motherlandszine@gmail.com

Motherlands is edited by Camara.

h/t Rayanne Bushell

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

POCZP hopes you had a great summer! We’ve been working on ways to remain sustainable in the long term while individually practicing #selfcare. In the meantime, you can support the cause by sending us a gift of any amount. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goals for 2015.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

iridescent1:

Me #runninglines with an up and coming #actor. #doingwhatilove #workflow #castingassistant #thebiz

iridescent1:

Me #runninglines with an up and coming #actor. #doingwhatilove #workflow #castingassistant #thebiz

iridescent1:

Going through my storage unit because I have to let some more things go and I found this. I’m quite hurt to find this piece broken. I have to remind myself that all things end and new things come after. #lifelessons #lettinggo #movingon #aztec #mexicanart

iridescent1:

Going through my storage unit because I have to let some more things go and I found this. I’m quite hurt to find this piece broken. I have to remind myself that all things end and new things come after. #lifelessons #lettinggo #movingon #aztec #mexicanart

iridescent1:

I can do #magic. #qpoc #afrolatino

iridescent1:

I can do #magic. #qpoc #afrolatino

kon-jurepoetry:

Calling all POC!!!

The launch of kon-jure poetry is underway.

kjr is seeking out poc poets from all over the world to submit their work to be showcased.

Submissions will be taken at kon-jurepoetry.tumblr.com/submit or you can email tokonjurepoetry@gmail.com.

Upon submitting or emailing, please include your name, age, location, and racial/ethnic identification.

Official blog launch is November 21, 2014.

Let’s make it happen!!!!

poc-creators:

medievalpoc:

Fiction Week!

Fantasy Fiction by N. K. Jemisin

The Inheritance Series:

The Dreamblood Series:

The Broken Earth (coming 2015):

The Fifth Season is set in a world which has suffered frequent, repeated Extinction Level Events for millions of years, and all life (and magic) in this world has adapted to it. Hundreds of years might pass between these events—easy, plentiful years in which great cities rise, and people have the leisure for art and science and rapid advancement—but then, again and again, the cities fall. The world is littered with the detritus of these times of plenty, and this cover hints at them: past ages of decadence, now decaying; stone that endures beneath flaking gilt.

GoodReads

*SOUNDS TRUMPET FANFARE*

iridescent1:

They got #gold #dragons out here too. #chinatown #oakland #luqman #streetart #murals #graffiti #grafitti

iridescent1:

They got #gold #dragons out here too. #chinatown #oakland #luqman #streetart #murals #graffiti #grafitti

Marriage can wait, education cannot.
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns  (via deserted-streets)